Isaiah 19:11
Good News Translation
The leaders of the city of Zoan are fools! Egypt's wisest people give stupid advice! How do they dare to tell the king that they are successors to the ancient scholars and kings?

Contemporary English Version
The king's officials in Zoan are foolish themselves and give stupid advice. How can they say to him, "We are very wise, and our families go back to kings of long ago?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
The princes of Tanis are become fools, the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: how will you say to Pharao: I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The princes of Tanis are become fools, the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: how will you say to Pharao: I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

the princes

Isaiah 19:3,13 And the spirit of Egypt shall be broken in the bowels thereof, and I will cast down their counsel: and they shall consult their idols, and their diviners, and their wizards, and soothsayers. . . .

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore behold I will proceed to cause an admiration in this people, by a great and wonderful miracle: for wisdom shall perish from their wise men, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Isaiah 44:25 That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that make their knowledge foolish.

Job 5:12,13 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: . . .

Job 12:17 He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.

Psalm 33:10 The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.

Jeremiah 49:7 Against Edom. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Is wisdom no more in Theman? counsel is perished from her children: their wisdom is become unprofitable.

Ezekiel 7:26 Trouble shall come upon trouble, and rumour upon rumour, and they shall seek a vision of the prophet, and the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

1 Corinthians 1:19,20 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .

Zoan

Isaiah 30:4 For thy princes were in Tanis, and thy messengers came even to Hanes.

Numbers 13:22 And they went up at the south side, and came to Hebron, where were Achiman and Sisai and Tholmai the sons of Enac. For Hebron was built seven years before Tanis the city of Egypt.

Psalm 78:12,43 Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis. . . .

Ezekiel 30:14 And I will destroy the land of Phatures, and will make a fire in Taphnis, and will execute judgments in Alexandria.

brutish

Psalm 73:22 And I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.

Psalm 92:6 The senseless man shall not know: nor will the fool understand these things.

Proverbs 30:2 I am the most foolish of men, and the wisdom of men is not with me.

Jeremiah 10:14,21 Every man is become a fool for knowledge, every artist is confounded in his graven idol: for what he hath cast is false, and there is no spirit in them. . . .

I am

Genesis 41:38,39 And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God? . . .

1 Kings 4:30 And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians;

Acts 7:22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians: and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds.

Context
An Oracle Concerning Egypt
10And its watery places shall be dry, all they shall mourn that made pools to take fishes. 11The princes of Tanis are become fools, the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: how will you say to Pharao: I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?12Where are now thy wise men? let them tell thee, and shew what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.…
Cross References
Acts 7:22
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians: and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Genesis 41:38
And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God?

Genesis 41:39
He said therefore to Joseph: Seeing God hath shewn thee all that thou hast said, can I find one wiser and one like unto thee?

Numbers 13:22
And they went up at the south side, and came to Hebron, where were Achiman and Sisai and Tholmai the sons of Enac. For Hebron was built seven years before Tanis the city of Egypt.

1 Kings 4:30
And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians;

Psalm 78:12
Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis.

Psalm 78:43
How he wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Tanis.

Isaiah 30:4
For thy princes were in Tanis, and thy messengers came even to Hanes.

Jeremiah 8:9
The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.

Jeremiah 46:17
Call ye the name of Pharao king of Egypt, a tumult time hath brought.

Ezekiel 28:17
And thy heart was lifted up with thy beauty: thou hast lost thy wisdom in thy beauty, I have cast thee to the ground: I have set thee before the face of kings, that they might behold thee.

Ezekiel 30:14
And I will destroy the land of Phatures, and will make a fire in Taphnis, and will execute judgments in Alexandria.

Obadiah 1:7
How have they searched Esau, how have they sought out his hidden things?

Additional Translations
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; Pharaoh’s wise counselors give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, “I am one of the wise, a son of eastern kings”?Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

And the princes of Tanis shall be fools: as for the king's wise counsellors, their counsel shall be turned into folly: how will ye say to the king, we are sons of wise men, sons of ancient kings?

They are but fools, the princes of Zoan, the wise counsellors of Pharaoh: [their] counsel is become senseless. How say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"

Only, fools are the princes of Zoan, The counsel of the wise ones of the counsellors of Pharaoh hath become brutish. How say ye unto Pharaoh, 'A son of the wise am I, a son of kings of antiquity?'
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