Egypt: The Near Future and Eventual Joy
Isaiah 19: 5-10
And the waters will be dried up from the sea, and the river will be parched and dry. And the rivers will become foul-smelling; the branches of the Nile of Egypt will become little and dry up; reed and rush will wither. Bare places by the Nile will be dried up, by the edge of the Nile and all the sown land of the Nile; it will be driven about, and it will be no more. And the fishers will mourn, and all of those who cast fishhooks in the Nile will lament, and those who spread out fishing nets on the surface of the water will languish. And the workers of combed flax will be ashamed, and those who weave white linen. And her weavers will be crushed; all the hired workers will be grieved of heart.
And Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing; and they will return to Yahweh, and He will respond to their prayer, and He will heal them. On that day, there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and Egypt will worship together with Assyria. On that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom Yahweh of hosts blessed, saying, “May Egypt My people be blessed, and Assyria, the work of My hands, and My inheritance, Israel.”