Bible Commentaries

Isaiah 19

Verses 1-25

These two chapters (19, 20) contain the burden of Egypt. Its doom is first declared (19: 1-15) . Jehovah's advent will result in the destruction of idols, in civil war, in failure in counsel, and in the government of the Egyptian people by a cruel lord, a false king. This day of visitation will be one of physical catastrophe. The waters of the Nile will fail, and consequently all industry-fishing, weaving, and building-will be paralyzed. Egypt is to be utterly discomfited by the failure of its rulers, of its people, and of all its enterprises.