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shall there be any work [ma`aseh] for Egypt [Mitsrayim],
which the head [ro'sh] or tail [zanab], branch [kippah] or rush ['agmown], may do [`asah]. KJV-Interlinear
there will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or
bulrush, may do. NASB
This verse is sort of an economic summing up of all of the previous verses. Jesus Christ controls history. Not Satan. Not man. In various passages the stormy seas paint a picture of mans and Satans attempts at self-control over their own destinies, but the seas always fall back into their assigned places.
And this principle is largely never understood by people in general, and certainly not by the vast majority of world leaders throughout history. That is why they fail, and certainly why they will never succeed.
And in those fateful and final days of history, Egypt, being the example of this chapter, provides us with a clear picture of the dependence of man on its resources. Those resources, or the Nile, being that source of prosperity, is removed by the simple act of reduced rain.
Gods role is not considered, and thus mans plans for recovery become many and varied and mostly covering ones own backside. And they fail one after another. The economy fails and now people in mass, are out of work.
Both the rich and the poor, the high and the low, the strong and the weak, the notable and the common, everyone across the spectrum of human status or culture or class or cast or however you want to classify humanity, all of them will be out of work. And that common economic disaster will be felt by everyone.
And we have already seen in prior studies, that this will lead to anarchy, over which the anti-christ will seize control and use this region in his greater plan for destroying Israel.
But as we have already seen, even this plan of Satan’s is not really his plan but him falling into the divine plan for the luring in of evil and the eventual destruction of evil by Christ at the Second Advent. But then that is a bit outside of the study of this verse.
This verse is but a single link in that future prophetic chain of events that will occur.
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