Isa. 19:7–8; 23:3, 10; Jer. 46:7–8; Zech. 10:11. KJV has river(s), except in Isa., where it has brooks. The Nile was the sacred river of Egypt, frequently mentioned in the account of the Israelites’ sojourn there. There being practically no rain in Egypt, the land on either bank is dependent upon the annual flood for water, and the failure of this always causes famine.