19:5 The water of the sea will be dried up,
and the river will dry up and be empty. 1
the streams of Egypt will trickle and then dry up;
the bulrushes and reeds will decay,
All the cultivated land near the river
will turn to dust and be blown away. 5
1 tn Heb “will dry up and be dry.” Two synonyms are joined for emphasis.
2 tn Heb “rivers” (so KJV, ASV); NAB, CEV “streams”; TEV “channels.”
3 tn The verb form appears as a Hiphil in the Qumran scroll 1QIsaa; the form in MT may be a so-called “mixed form,” reflecting the Hebrew Hiphil stem and the functionally corresponding Aramaic Aphel stem. See HALOT 276 s.v. I זנח.
4 tn Heb “the plants by the river, by the mouth of the river.”
5 tn Heb “will dry up, [being] scattered, and it will vanish.”