and they will fight everyone against his brother
and everyone against his neighbor,
city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
A fierce king will rule over them,”
says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
and the river will be wasted and become dry.
The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up.
The reeds and flags will wither away.
and all the sown fields of the Nile
will become dry, be driven away and be no more.
and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn,
and those who spread nets on the waters will languish.
and those who weave white cloth will be confounded.
All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul.
The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid.
How do you say to Pharaoh,
“I am the son of the wise,
the son of ancient kings?”
Let them tell you now, and let them know
what Yahweh of Armies has purposed concerning Egypt.
The officials of Memphis are deceived.
They have caused Egypt to go astray who are the cornerstone of her tribes.
and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works
like a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
palm branch or rush, may do.
16In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahweh of Armies that he shakes over them.
17The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the plans of Yahweh of Armies that he determines against it.
19In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the middle of the land of Egypt and a standing-stone to Yahweh at its border.
20It will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of Armies in the land of Egypt, for they will cry out to Yahweh because of oppressors and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them.
21Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to Yahweh and will perform it.
22Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them and will heal them.
24In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth,
25because Yahweh of Armies has blessed them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”