16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses(A) for himself(B) or make the people return to Egypt(C) to get more of them,(D) for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”(E)

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17 A horse(A) is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.

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10 His pleasure is not in the strength(A) of the horse,(B)
    nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;

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31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
    but victory rests with the Lord.(A)

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Woe to Those Who Rely on Egypt

31 Woe(A) to those who go down to Egypt(B) for help,
    who rely on horses,(C)
who trust in the multitude of their chariots(D)
    and in the great strength of their horsemen,
but do not look to the Holy One(E) of Israel,
    or seek help from the Lord.(F)

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“‘Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses(A)—if you can put riders on them!

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How then can you repulse one officer of the least of my master’s officials, even though you are depending on Egypt(A) for chariots(B) and horsemen[a]?(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 36:9 Or charioteers