Isaiah 19:12
New International Version
Where are your wise men now? Let them show you and make known what the LORD Almighty has planned against Egypt.

New Living Translation
Where are your wise counselors, Pharaoh? Let them tell you what God plans, what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies is going to do to Egypt.

English Standard Version
Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you that they might know what the LORD of hosts has purposed against Egypt.

Berean Study Bible
Where are your wise men now? Let them tell you and reveal what the LORD of Hosts has planned against Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, And let them understand what the LORD of hosts Has purposed against Egypt.

King James Bible
Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

Christian Standard Bible
Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you and reveal what the LORD of Armies has planned against Egypt.

Contemporary English Version
Where are those wise men now? If they can, let them say what the LORD All-Powerful intends for Egypt.

Good News Translation
King of Egypt, where are those clever advisers of yours? Perhaps they can tell you what plans the LORD Almighty has for Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you and reveal what the LORD of Hosts has planned against Egypt.

International Standard Version
Where are your wise men now? Let them tell you, let them make known what the LORD has planned against Egypt.

NET Bible
But where, oh where, are your wise men? Let them tell you, let them find out what the LORD who commands armies has planned for Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
Where then are your sages? And let them tell you now; and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed concerning Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Where are your wise men now? Let them tell you. Let them explain what the LORD of Armies is planning against Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where are they, then, thy wise men? And let them tell thee now; And let them know what the LORD of hosts Hath purposed concerning Egypt.

New American Standard 1977
Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, And let them understand what the LORD of hosts Has purposed against Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Where are they? Where are thy wise men? Let them tell thee now, or let them cause thee to know what the LORD of the hosts has purposed upon Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed upon Egypt.

American King James Version
Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed on Egypt.

American Standard Version
Where then are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now; and let them know what Jehovah of hosts hath purposed concerning Egypt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Where are now thy wise men? and let them declare to thee, and say, What has the Lord of hosts purposed upon Egypt?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where are now thy wise men? let them tell thee, and shew what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
Where are they then, thy wise [men]? Let them now tell thee, and let them make known what Jehovah of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

English Revised Version
Where then are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now; and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed concerning Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

World English Bible
Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what Yahweh of Armies has purposed concerning Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
Where are they now, thy wise ones? Yea, let them tell to thee, I pray thee, And they know what Jehovah of Hosts hath counselled against Egypt!
Study Bible
An Oracle Concerning Egypt
11The 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”? 12Where are your wise men now? Let them tell you and reveal what the LORD of Hosts has planned against Egypt. 13The princes of Zoan have become fools; the princes of Memphis are deceived. The cornerstones of her tribes have led Egypt astray.…
Cross References
Romans 9:17
For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of Hosts has sworn: "As I have planned, so will it be; as I have purposed, so will it stand.

Treasury of Scripture

Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed on Egypt.

where are thy

Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 47:10-13
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me…

Judges 9:38
Then said Zebul unto him, Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst, Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him? is not this the people that thou hast despised? go out, I pray now, and fight with them.

let them

Isaiah 40:13,14
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counseller hath taught him? …

Isaiah 41:22,23
Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come…

Isaiah 44:7
And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.







Lexicon
Where
אַיָּם֙ (’ay·yām)
Interrogative | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 335: Where?, how?

are your wise men
חֲכָמֶ֔יךָ (ḥă·ḵā·me·ḵā)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

now?
אֵפ֣וֹא (’ê·p̄ō·w)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 645: Here, now, then

Let them tell you
וְיַגִּ֥ידוּ (wə·yag·gî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

and reveal
וְיֵ֣דְע֔וּ (wə·yê·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

of Hosts
צְבָא֖וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

has planned
יָּעַ֛ץ (yā·‘aṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa
Verse 12. - Where are they? where, etc.? rather, Where, then, are thy wise men? If thou hast any, let them come forward and predict the coming course of events, what Jehovah has determined to do (compare similar challenges in the later chapters of the book, Isaiah 41:21-23; Isaiah 43:9; Isaiah 48:14, etc.). 19:1-17 God shall come into Egypt with his judgments. He will raise up the causes of their destruction from among themselves. When ungodly men escape danger, they are apt to think themselves secure; but evil pursues sinners, and will speedily overtake them, except they repent. The Egyptians will be given over into the hand of one who shall rule them with rigour, as was shortly after fulfilled. The Egyptians were renowned for wisdom and science; yet the Lord would give them up to their own perverse schemes, and to quarrel, till their land would be brought by their contests to become an object of contempt and pity. He renders sinners afraid of those whom they have despised and oppressed; and the Lord of hosts will make the workers of iniquity a terror to themselves, and to each other; and every object around a terror to them.
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