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But I will put hooks in your jaws,
    and I will make the fish of the Nile stick to your ·sides [scales].
I will pull you up out of your ·rivers [streams],
    with all the fish of your streams sticking to your ·sides [scales].

I will leave you in the ·desert [wilderness] ,
    you and all the fish from your ·rivers [streams].
You will fall onto the ·ground [open field];
    you will not be picked up or ·buried [L gathered].
I have given you to the ·wild animals [L beasts of the earth]
    and to the birds of the sky for food.

Then all the people who live in Egypt will know that I am the Lord.

“‘·Israel tried to lean on you for help, but you were like a crutch made out of a weak stalk of grass [L Because you were a reed staff for the house of Israel…; Is. 36:6].

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