A fisherman brings in a large catch of fish in a lake on the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt.
The wise writer of Ecclesiastes likened the unfortunate things that happen in life to fish being caught in a net.
Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare– just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly. (Ecclesiastes 9:12 NET)
This photo was made in the street fish market along the pier in Alexandria.
The prophet Isaiah (about 725 B.C.) spoke of a time that was coming upon Egypt in these words.
The fishermen will mourn and lament, all those who cast a fishhook into the river, and those who spread out a net on the water’s surface will grieve. (Isaiah 19:8 NET)