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It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. Bible

“Pathros.” This is most likely a designation for Upper Egypt” which is southern Egypt. “Lower Egypt” was the Egypt that was close to the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, the NIV has “Upper Egypt” and the NLT has “southern Egypt,” to make the text clearer to English readers. If “Pathros” is southern Egypt, then “Egypt” in this list refers to northern Egypt, which was in fact the Egypt that people in and around Israel were more familiar with since not many people from the nations around Israel traveled deeply into southern Egypt.


Commentary for: Isaiah 11:11