|New International Version (© 2011)|
There is nothing Egypt can do-- head or tail, palm branch or reed.
King James Bible
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
American Standard Version
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.
Young's Literal Translation
And there is no work to Egypt, That head or tail, branch or reed, may do.
Isaiah 19:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The head or tail, branch or rush - R. D. Kimchi says, there are some who suppose that these words mean the dragon's head and tail; and refer to all those who are conversant in astronomy, astrology, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 9:14,15 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day...
Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.
Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury.
Habakkuk 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...
Haggai 1:11 And I called for a drought on the land, and on the mountains, and on the corn, and on the new wine, and on the oil...
1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you...
Isaiah 19:15 Parallel CommentariesBranch Bulrush Egypt Head High Low Palm Palm-Branch Perform Reed Rush Tail WorkBranch Bulrush Egypt Head High Low Palm Palm-Branch Perform Reed Rush Tail WorkTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Isaiah 9:14 So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day;
Isaiah 9:15 the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.