5 The waters of the river will dry up, and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

Other Translations of Isaiah 19:5

King James Version

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.

English Standard Version

5 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched,

The Message

5 The River Nile will dry up, the riverbed baked dry in the sun.

New King James Version

5 The waters will fail from the sea, And the river will be wasted and dried up.

New Living Translation

5 The waters of the Nile will fail to rise and flood the fields. The riverbed will be parched and dry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 19:5

Commentary on Isaiah 19:1-17

(Read Isaiah 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.