Isaiah 19:4 Egyptian Dictator?

Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master, and a mighty king will rule over them,” declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

God will intentionally give (piel stem verb form in Hebrew) the Egyptian people this leader. There are two adjectives that describe this leader in the verse. You can bet this leader will use force on the population.

Qasheh:  (translated cruel) This word can be defined as hard, cruel, severe, obstinate, difficult, fierce, intense, vehement, stubborn, stiff-necked, rigorous (of battle).

`Az: (translated mighty) This word can be defined as strong, mighty, fierce.

These first four verses of Isaiah 19 make one point over and over and over. God is controlling the action. It is observed in the language and grammar. This is a direct quote from God.

December 2012, Mohammed Morsi has been elected the President of Egypt. Just one day after getting international credit and acclaim for assisting with brokering a cease fire between Israel and Palestinians, President Morsi declared sweeping presidential authority to himself. This was met with swift opposition. Tahrir Sqare in Cairo was filled with hundreds of thousands of protesters. Riots were taking place in the city. Protestors stormed the presidential palace and Morsi was forced to flee.  The Egyptian Stock Market declined over 10% in one day. Egyptian judges rebelled against the presidential decree. Political adversaries proclaimed him “pharoah”. Morsi’s response, “I won’t be another dictator.”

Time will tell…

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