Isaiah 19:19

“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 the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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 the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD near its border.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In that day shall there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the middle of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at the edge of the land.
- Basic English Bible

In that day shall there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah:
- Darby Bible

In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at its border to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border.
- World English Bible

In that day there is an altar to Jehovah In the midst of the land of Egypt, And a standing pillar near its border to Jehovah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 19:19


19:19 An altar - The altar is put for the worship of God, as it is in many places both of the Old and New Testament. And nothing is more common in the prophets than to speak of gospel - worship in the phrases of the law. Pillar - A monument of the true religion. Here also he alludes to the ancient custom of erecting pillars to God. The border - As before, in the midst of it. The meaning is, There shall be evidences of their piety in all places.


Discussion for Isaiah 19

  • Japheth Johnson
    In this chap I observed a thing in as in "Mark chap 13" Isiah is prophesying the same thing that Jesus Christ Told in Mark. This thing is telling us that Jesus Is Alpha and Omega
  • Kevin
    I know the Christian faith has always taught that the Jews are God's people or chosen people. The bible also has so many hidden truths of the Black presence and activity in harmony with God. Here's one truth that constantly sticks with me which is appropriate in these last days. Isaiah 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. What gets me is God refers to Egypt as his people as top priority. In the time the bible was written the name Egypt referred to the entire continent of what we call Africa today. The same continent where us from the America, West Indies, South America....a mixture of us all over the planet came from having been sold as slaves into the new lands. We will take back our nation having learned from our mistakes and flourish and prosper like we used to working together. This time we will not let it go. We will work with other nations but will rule ours and care for our people and land. This will be done with God's blessing and protection.
  • Lois Lanier
    God showed Israel His wrath for they had turned from Him, assimilating with the Assyrians but they are still His children, and God chastiseth those He Loves and He returned His Blessing,to Israel and the works their hands was a blessing to the Assyrians for whom they worked. god showed
  • This may sound strange but this passage suggests that the Lord Yahweh is an Egyptian who created the Assyrian nation and inherited the people of Israel.This is not the regular understanding of this passage but that could be it 's real meaning.
  • HE God made Israel HIS inherited people, Assyria a people who HE formed to carry out his work from time to time throughout human history and Egypt, the entire continent of Africa, as it is called today, is comprised of people who HE God recognized as HIS.
  • Norm
    Hello Danny, Yes this is prophecy and it is being fullfilled as we speak. Verse 6 is key to understanding this prophecy as I firmly believe it pertains to the The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project that began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Part of the project entailed Ethiopia diverting the Nile rivers in order to construct the dam. See Verse 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 wither. " May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your loved ones with all spiritual blessings! Amen.

Bible Options