New Living Translation
The fishermen will lament for lack of work. Those who cast hooks into the Nile will groan, and those who use nets will lose heart.
King James Bible
The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
Darby Bible Translation
And the fishers shall mourn, and all they that cast fish-hook into the Nile shall lament, and they that spread net upon the waters shall languish.
World English Bible
The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish.
Young's Literal Translation
And lamented have the fishers, And mourned have all casting angle into a brook, And those spreading nets on the face of the waters have languished.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:8 Mourn - Because they could catch no fish; which was a great loss to the people, whose common diet this was.
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't mourn.'
Fishermen will stand along the shores of the Dead Sea. All the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim, the shores will be covered with nets drying in the sun. Fish of every kind will fill the Dead Sea, just as they fill the Mediterranean.
Must we be strung up on their hooks and caught in their nets while they rejoice and celebrate?
Will you let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?
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