I think we should take time to note that the once mighty nation of Egypt was prophesied to become a base kingdom in chapter 19. In verse 17 of that chapter we read Isaiah’s prophecy that “the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt.” I think we have seen foreshadowing of that very prophecy being fulfilled in the past 60 years through the miraculous defeats Egypt has suffered in their attempts to destroy the nation of Israel.
In verse 19 we read that Egypt will one day cry out to God for a savior and He will deliver them, and they will “know the LORD” and worship Him in obedience. Considering that Egypt is a Muslim nation, that seems quite improbable from today’s viewpoint. In fact, the chapter closes declaring that Egypt and Assyria will form an alliance with Israel. It would seem that they will have a special place of blessing in Messiah’s kingdom according to the word of the Lord in verse 25, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.