Tenfold Desolation

Isaiah 19: 5-10. “And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 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. The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the  brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven  away, and be no more. The fishes also shall mourn, and all they that cast  angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded. And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.”

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These verses contain a description of ten ways that Egypt will suffer “in that day.”

  1. Waters shall fail from the sea
  2. Nile will be wasted and dried up
  3.  Rivers shall be diverted
  4. Irrigation shall end
  5. Reeds and flags (grassy plants) shall wither
  6. Papyrus reeds and every other growing thing shall wither
  7. Fishing industry shall end
  8. Flax works will close
  9.  Weaving shall cease
  10.  Fisheries shall close

This is going to be a terrible time for Egypt, as all the traditional trades and means of providing a living will die.  The next few verses will give the reasons for all this trouble.

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