to Those Who Rely on Egypt
31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and
stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are
many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but
they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the
31:2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not
call back his words: but will arise against the house of the
evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their
horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch
out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that
is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the
lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a
multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will
not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the
noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight
for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend
Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing
over he will preserve it.
31:6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have
31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of
silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have
made unto you for a sin.
31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a
mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour
him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men
shall be discomfited.
31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear,
and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the
LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.