Isaiah 19:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the spirit of Egypt shall faile in the midst thereof, and I will destroy the counsell thereof: and they shall seeke to the idoles, and to the charmers, and to them that haue familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; And I will confound their strategy, So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the spirit of Egypt will be troubled in her, and I will make her decisions without effect: and they will be turning to the false gods, and to those who make hollow sounds, and to those who have control of spirits, and to those who are wise in secret arts.
- Basic English Bible

And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it, and I will destroy the counsel thereof; and they shall seek unto the idols and unto the conjurers, and unto the necromancers, and unto the soothsayers.
- Darby Bible

And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of her, and I will destroy her counsel: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
- Webster's Bible

The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards.
- World English Bible

And emptied out hath been in its midst the spirit of Egypt. And its counsel I swallow up, And they have sought unto the idols, And unto the charmers, And unto those having familiar spirits, And unto the wizards.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the spirit of Egypt shall be made empty within it; and I will make void the counsel thereof; and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the whisperers, and to the ghosts, and to the familiar spirits.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 19:3


19:3 The spirit - Their courage.


Discussion for Isaiah 19

  • Mark
    Note George: God creates all men / women in His likeness (since the fall). We are to be conformed / remade into His image = Christ Jesus. Other than the "Son of man," Jesus, (John 1:1-3),God IS NOT a man. See: Numbers 23:19: God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
  • BelovedCherree
    Keep in mind...this is a complete prophecy. It states they will be struck and then heal. Upon being heal they will make a covenant and keep it. Key....KEEP IT.
  • BelovedCherree
    Yes, I read this many years ago but I didn't grasp it as I have the last couple of years. I noticed...everyone seem to walk over Egypt being his people. You never hear people talking about this.
  • 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
  • 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.

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