Isaiah 19:6
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New Living Translation
The canals of the Nile will dry up, and the streams of Egypt will stink with rotting reeds and rushes.

King James Bible
And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.

Darby Bible Translation
and the rivers shall stink, and the streams of Egypt shall be diminished and drain away: the reeds and sedges shall wither.

World English Bible
The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have turned away the flowings, Weak and dried up have been brooks of the bulwark, Reed and flag have withered.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

19:6 Rivers - The rivers (those rivulets by which the waters of Nile were distributed into several parts of the land) shall be turned far away, as they must needs be, when the river which fed them was dried up. Brooks - The several branches of the river Nile, which were a great defence to Egypt. Reeds - Which were useful to them for making their boats. Whither - As they commonly do for want of water.

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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
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Cross References
Genesis 41:2
In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass.

Exodus 2:3
But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River.

Exodus 7:18
The fish in it will die, and the river will stink. The Egyptians will not be able to drink any water from the Nile.'"

2 Kings 19:24
I have dug wells in many foreign lands and refreshed myself with their water. With the sole of my foot I stopped up all the rivers of Egypt!'

Job 8:11
"Can papyrus reeds grow tall without a marsh? Can marsh grass flourish without water?

Isaiah 15:6
Even the waters of Nimrim are dried up! The grassy banks are scorched. The tender plants are gone; nothing green remains.

Isaiah 37:25
I have dug wells in many foreign lands and refreshed myself with their water. With the sole of my foot, I stopped up all the rivers of Egypt!'

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