Isaiah 19:14
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New International Version
The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

King James Bible
The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst thereof; and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunkard staggereth in his vomit.

World English Bible
Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath mingled in her midst A spirit of perverseness, And they have caused Egypt to err in all its work, As a drunkard erreth in his vomit.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the midst thereof - בקרבם bekirbam; so the Septuagint, and perhaps more correctly." - Secker. So likewise the Chaldee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hath mingled

Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother...

Isaiah 29:10,14 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers...

Isaiah 47:10,11 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you...

1 Kings 22:20-23 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner...

Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Ezekiel 14:7-9 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojournes in Israel, which separates himself from me...

2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

perverse spirit. Heb. spirit of perverseness
as a

Isaiah 28:7,8 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way...

Isaiah 29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

Job 12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

Jeremiah 25:15,16,27 For thus said the LORD God of Israel to me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you...

Jeremiah 48:26 Make you him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.

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The Fruits of Grace
"In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; one shall be called the city of destruction. In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it all be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and he shall
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
We shall now, in conclusion, give a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet. After an introduction in vi. 1, 2, where the mountains serve only to give greater solemnity to the scene (in the fundamental passages Deut. xxxii. 1, and in Is. 1, 2, "heaven and earth" are mentioned for the same purposes, inasmuch as they are the most venerable parts of creation; "contend with the mountains" by taking them in and applying to [Pg 522] them as hearers), the prophet reminds the people of
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 17:17
"You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

Judges 9:23
God stirred up animosity between Abimelek and the citizens of Shechem so that they acted treacherously against Abimelek.

2 Chronicles 18:22
"So now the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you."

Proverbs 12:8
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.

Isaiah 3:12
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.

Isaiah 9:16
Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray.

Isaiah 24:20
The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls--never to rise again.

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