Isaiah 19:8
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New International Version
The fishermen will groan and lament, all who cast hooks into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away.

King James Bible
The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

Darby Bible Translation
And the fishers shall mourn, and all they that cast fish-hook into the Nile shall lament, and they that spread net upon the waters shall languish.

World English Bible
The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish.

Young's Literal Translation
And lamented have the fishers, And mourned have all casting angle into a brook, And those spreading nets on the face of the waters have languished.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The fishers also "And the fishers" - There was great plenty of fish in Egypt; see Numbers 11:5. "The Nile," says Diodorus, lib. i., "abounds with incredible numbers of all sorts of fish." And much more the lakes. So Egmont, Pococke, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 7:21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river...

Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic:

Ezekiel 47:10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand on it from Engedi even to Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets...

Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

Library
The Fruits of Grace
"In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; one shall be called the city of destruction. In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it all be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and he shall
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
We shall now, in conclusion, give a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet. After an introduction in vi. 1, 2, where the mountains serve only to give greater solemnity to the scene (in the fundamental passages Deut. xxxii. 1, and in Is. 1, 2, "heaven and earth" are mentioned for the same purposes, inasmuch as they are the most venerable parts of creation; "contend with the mountains" by taking them in and applying to [Pg 522] them as hearers), the prophet reminds the people of
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 11:17
"'We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'

Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds--like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea.

Habakkuk 1:15
The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad.

Habakkuk 1:17
Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?

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