Isaiah 19:15
New International Version
There is nothing Egypt can do-- head or tail, palm branch or reed.

New Living Translation
There is nothing Egypt can do. All are helpless— the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.

English Standard Version
And there will be nothing for Egypt that head or tail, palm branch or reed, may do.

Berean Study Bible
There is nothing Egypt can do—head or tail, palm or reed.

New American Standard Bible
There will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.

King James Bible
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

Christian Standard Bible
No head or tail, palm or reed, will be able to do anything for Egypt.

Contemporary English Version
No one in Egypt can do a thing, no matter who they are.

Good News Translation
No one in Egypt, rich or poor, important or unknown, can offer help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No head or tail, palm or reed, will be able to do anything for Egypt.

International Standard Version
As a result, there will be nothing for Egypt that head or tail, palm branch or reed, can do.

NET Bible
Egypt will not be able to do a thing, head or tail, shoots and stalk.

New Heart English Bible
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one-leaders or followers, important or unimportant- can do anything for Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, Which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

New American Standard 1977
And there will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shall it be of any value unto Egypt, any work which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, palm branch or bulrush, may do.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there shall be no work to the Egyptians, which shall make head or tail, or beginning or end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

English Revised Version
Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may perform.

World English Bible
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.
Study Bible
An Oracle Concerning Egypt
14The LORD has poured into her a spirit of confusion. Egypt has been led astray in all she does, as a drunkard staggers through his own vomit. 15There is nothing Egypt can do— head or tail, palm or reed.
Cross References
Isaiah 9:14
So the LORD will cut off Israel's head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day.

Isaiah 9:15
The head is the elder and the honorable man and the tail is the prophet who teaches lies.

Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

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 thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Proverbs 14:23
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.







Lexicon
There is
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

nothing
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

Egypt
לְמִצְרַ֖יִם (lə·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

can do—
יַעֲשֶׂ֛ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

head
רֹ֥אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

or tail,
וְזָנָ֖ב (wə·zā·nāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2180: Tail, end, stump

palm
כִּפָּ֥ה (kip·pāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3712: A branch, frond (of a palm tree)

or reed.
וְאַגְמֽוֹן׃ (wə·’aḡ·mō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 100: A bulrush, a rope of bulrushes
(15) The head or tail, branch or rush.--For this figurative description of all classes of the people, see Note on Isaiah 9:14.

Verse 15. - Neither shall there be, etc. Translate, And there shall be for Egypt no work in which both the head and the tail, both the palm branch and the rush, may (conjointly) work. The general spirit of perverseness shall prevent all union of high with low, rich with poor. 19:1-17 God shall come into Egypt with his judgments. He will raise up the causes of their destruction from among themselves. When ungodly men escape danger, they are apt to think themselves secure; but evil pursues sinners, and will speedily overtake them, except they repent. The Egyptians will be given over into the hand of one who shall rule them with rigour, as was shortly after fulfilled. The Egyptians were 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.
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