“Who is this that rises like the Nile, like its streams 1 turbulent at flood stage?
"Who is this that rises like the Nile, like rivers of surging waters?
Who is this that rises like the Nile, Like the rivers whose waters surge about?
"Who is this, rising like the Nile River at floodtime, overflowing all the land?
"Who is this like the Nile in flood? like its streams torrential?
Who is this coming up like the Nile, whose waters are lifting their heads like the rivers?
Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge?
"Who is this coming up like a flood, Whose waters move like the rivers?
Who [is] this [that] cometh up
as a flood
as the rivers
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like the Nile
, like its streams
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1 tn The word translated “streams” here refers to the streams of the Nile (cf. Exod 7:19; 8:1) for parallel usage.
sn The hubris of the Egyptian Pharaoh is referred to in vv. 7-8 as he compares his might to that of the Nile River whose annual flooding was responsible for the fertility of Egypt. A very similar picture of the armies of Assyria overcoming everything in its path is presented in Isa 8:7-8.