Isaiah 19:5

“And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the waters shall faile from the sea, and the riuer shalbe wasted, and dried vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and become dry.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the waters of the sea will be cut off, and the river will become dry and waste:
- Basic English Bible

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up;
- Darby Bible

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the rivers shall be wasted and dried up.
- Webster's Bible

The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry.
- World English Bible

And failed have waters from the sea, And a river is wasted and dried up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be drained dry,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 19:5


19:5 The waters - Which may be understood either, Metaphorically, of the taking away of their dominion or commerce, &c. or rather, Properly, as may be gathered from the following words. For as the river Nile, when it had a full stream, and free course, did pour forth a vast quantity of waters by its seven famous mouths into the sea, so when that was dried up, which is expressed in the next clause, those waters did truly and properly fail from the sea. So there is no need of understanding by sea either the river Nile, or the great lake of Maeris, which, after the manner of the Hebrews, might be so called. The river - Nile: upon whose fulness and overflow both the safety and the wealth of the land depended; and therefore this was a very terrible judgment. Dried up - Not totally, but in a very great measure.


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