Isaiah 19:15
Good News Translation
No one in Egypt, rich or poor, important or unknown, can offer help.

Contemporary English Version
No one in Egypt can do a thing, no matter who they are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.

New American Bible
Egypt shall accomplish nothing— neither head nor tail, palm branch nor reed, shall accomplish anything.

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And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.

Isaiah 9:14,15 And the Lord shall destroy out of Israel the head and the tail, him that bendeth down, and him that holdeth back, in one day. . . .

Psalm 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.

Proverbs 14:23 In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.

Habakkuk 3:17 For the fig tree shall not blossom: and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail: and the fields shall yield no food: the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls.

Haggai 1:11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the wine, and upon the oil, and upon all that the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon beasts, and upon all the labour of the hands.

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your own business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you: and that you walk honestly towards them that are without: and that you want nothing of any man's. . . .

Context
An Oracle Concerning Egypt
14The Lord hath mingled in the midst thereof the spirit of giddiness: and they have caused Egypt to err in all its works, as a drunken man staggereth and vomiteth. 15And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.
Cross References
Isaiah 9:14
And the Lord shall destroy out of Israel the head and the tail, him that bendeth down, and him that holdeth back, in one day.

Isaiah 9:15
The aged and honourable, he is the head: and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Additional Translations
There is nothing Egypt can do—head or tail, palm or reed.Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

And there shall be no work to the Egyptians, which shall make head or tail, or beginning or end.

Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.

Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may perform.

Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.

And there is no work to Egypt, That head or tail, branch or reed, may do.
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