1 The burden of
Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall
come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his
presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of
2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they
shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against
his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and
I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the
idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.
4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel
lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,
the LORD of hosts.
5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall
be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of
defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall
7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks,
and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven
away, and be no more.
8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle
into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon
the waters shall languish.
9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave
networks, shall be confounded.
10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that
make sluices and ponds for fish.
11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the
wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto
Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell
thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed
13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph
are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are
the stay of the tribes thereof.
14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:
and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as
a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head
or tail, branch or rush, may do.
16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall
be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the
LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every
one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself,
because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined
18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak
the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one
shall be called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst
of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD
of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD
because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour,
and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall
know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation;
yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it:
and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated
of them, and shall heal them.
23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into
Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with
Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt
my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine
1 In the year that
Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent
him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz,
saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put
off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and
3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked
and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and
4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners,
and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot,
even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation,
and of Egypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold,
such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered
from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
1 The burden of
the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through;
so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer
dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam:
besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken
hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was
bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing
4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my
pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise,
ye princes, and anoint the shield.
6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let
him declare what he seeth.
7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot
of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently
with much heed:
8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the
watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of
horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen;
and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the
10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have
heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared
11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman,
what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night:
if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye
lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him
that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and
from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according
to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall
17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men
of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD
God of Israel hath spoken it.