Memphis (MemĀ“fis)

An ancient capital of Egypt located on the west bank of the Nile about fifteen miles south of modern Cairo. Memphis is mentioned in the prophetic books as symbolic of Egyptian power and idolatry, to be overthrown (Isa 19:13; Ezek 30:13), and as a place of exile or retreat for Israel (Jer 2:16-18; Hos 9:6).

Isa 19:13

13The princes of Zoan have become fools,
and the princes of Memphis are deluded;
those who are the cornerstones of its tribes
have led Egypt astray.

Ezek 30:13

13Thus says the Lord GOD:
I will destroy the idols
and put an end to the images in Memphis;
there shall no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
so I will pu ... View more

Jer 2:16-18

16Moreover, the people of Memphis and Tahpanhes
have broken the crown of your head.17Have you not brought this upon yourself
by forsaking the Lord your God,
whi ... View more

Hos 9:6

6For even if they escape destruction,
Egypt shall gather them,
Memphis shall bury them.
Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver;
thorns shall be i ... View more

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