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25 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will pronounce a blessing over the earth, saying,[a] “Blessed be my people, Egypt, and the work of my hands, Assyria, and my special possession,[b] Israel!”

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  1. Isaiah 19:25 tn Heb “which the Lord of Heaven’s Armies [traditionally, “the Lord of hosts”] will bless [it], saying.” The third masculine singular suffix on the form בֵּרֲכוֹ (berakho) should probably be emended to a third feminine singular suffix בֵּרֲכָהּ (berakhah), for its antecedent would appear to be the feminine noun אֶרֶץ (ʾerets, “earth”) at the end of v. 24.
  2. Isaiah 19:25 tn Or “my inheritance” (NAB, NASB, NIV).

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