Matthew Henry Commentary
Judgments upon Egypt. (Is. 19:1-17) Its deliverance, and the conversio of the people. (Is. 19:18-25)
Is. 19:1-17 God shall come into Egypt with his judgments. He will rais up the causes of their destruction from among themselves. When ungodl men escape danger, they are apt to think themselves secure; but evi pursues sinners, and will speedily overtake them, except they repent The Egyptians will be given over into the hand of one who shall rul them with rigour, as was shortly after fulfilled. The Egyptians wer 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.
Is. 19:18-25 The words, "In that day," do not always refer to the passage just before. At a time which was to come, the Egyptians shal speak the holy language, the Scripture language; not only understan it, but use it. Converting grace, by changing the heart, changes the language; for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. S many Jews shall come to Egypt, that they shall soon fill five cities Where the sun was worshipped, a place infamous for idolatry, even ther shall be a wonderful reformation. Christ, the great Altar, wh sanctifies every gift, shall be owned, and the gospel sacrifices of prayer and praise shall be offered up. Let the broken-hearted an afflicted, whom the Lord has wounded, and thus taught to return to, an call upon him, take courage; for He will heal their souls, and tur their sorrowing supplications into joyful praises. The Gentile nation shall not only unite with each other in the gospel fold under Christ the great Shepherd, but they shall all be united with the Jews. The shall be owned together by him; they shall all share in one and the same blessing. Meeting at the same throne of grace, and serving with each other in the same business of religion, should end all disputes and unite the hearts of believers to each other in holy love __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew והאזניחו 2186 נהרות 5104 דללו 1809 וחרבו 2717 יארי 2975 מצור 4693 קנה 7070 וסוף 5488 קמלו׃ 7060