Drought in Egypt
Isa 19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
God will bring a drought to Egypt.
Isa 19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
Brooks of defense shall be emptied; the Nile formed a barrier from their enemies. The water turned foul. The reeds that were used in making baskets and boats, would wither.
2 Ki 19:24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
Isa 19:7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
Paper is made from the papyrus plant, along the Nile, by separating it with a needle point into very thin strips as broad as possible. The choice quality comes from the center, and thence in the order of slicing. The choice quality in former times called 'hieratic' because it was devoted only to religious books. They were often rolled into scrolls. A scroll is a roll of parchment, papyrus, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon.
Isa 19:8 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.
The fishing industry, will suffer and the nets could not be used, for the water would be gone.
Isa 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
Those who worked in fine linens and white cloth shall be confused.
Isa 19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
Jer 50:38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
Ezek 14:13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
Industry and commerce from the river, agriculture and commerce would be upset. God will allow this time of drought for His purpose. Always seek God who has the answers for your life.