Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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16 In that day the Egyptians will be as women, fearful and afraid at the brandishing hand Jehovah of Hosts wields over them.


17 The land of Judah shall become a source of terror to the Egyptians; all reminded of it shall dread what Jehovah of Hosts has in store for them.
18 In that day five Hebrew-speaking cities in the land of Egypt will swear loyalty to Jehovah of Hosts. One shall be known as the City of Righteousness.
19 In that day there shall be an altar erected to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt and a monument to Jehovah at its border.
20 They shall serve as a sign and testimony of Jehovah of Hosts in the land of Egypt:


when they cry out to Jehovah because of the oppressors, he will send them a savior, who will take up their cause and deliver them.


21 Jehovah will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah in that day.


They will worship by sacrifice and offerings, and make vows to Jehovah and fulfill them.


22 Jehovah will smite Egypt, and by smiting heal it: they will turn back to Jehovah, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.


23 In that day there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. Assyrians shall come to Egypt and Egyptians go to Assyria, and the Egyptians shall labor with the Assyrians.
24 In that day Israel shall be the third party to Egypt and to Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth.
25 Jehovah of Hosts will bless them, saying, Blessed be


Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.