New Living Translation
There is nothing Egypt can do. All are helpless--the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.
King James Bible
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.
World English Bible
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.
Young's Literal Translation
And there is no work to Egypt, That head or tail, branch or reed, may do.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:15 Head, and c. - All people, both high and low, shall be at their wits end.
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Therefore, in a single day the LORD will destroy both the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.
The leaders of Israel are the head, and the lying prophets are the tail.
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