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Isaiah 19:3


The Egyptians will panic, 1  and I will confuse their strategy. 2  They will seek guidance from the idols and from the spirits of the dead, from the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, and from the magicians. 3 


1Sa 25:37; 2Sa 15:31; 2Sa 17:14,23; 1Ch 10:13; 2Ch 25:16-20; Job 5:12,13; Ps 76:12; Ps 107:27; Pr 21:30; Isa 8:19; Isa 14:27; Isa 15:2; Isa 19:1,11-13; Isa 44:25; Isa 47:12; Isa 57:16; Jer 46:15; Eze 21:7; Eze 22:14; Da 2:2; Da 4:6,7; Da 5:7; 1Co 3:19,20

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and the spirit of Egypt will be laid waste in its midst.”

tn The verb בָּלַע (bala’, “confuse”) is a homonym of the more common בָּלַע (bala’, “swallow”); see HALOT 135 s.v. I בלע.

tn Heb “they will inquire of the idols and of the spirits of the dead and of the ritual pits and of the magicians.” Hebrew אוֹב (’ov, “ritual pit”) refers to a pit used by a magician to conjure up underworld spirits. See the note on “incantations” in 8:19.

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