16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

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16 They do not turn to the Most High;(A)
    they are like a faulty bow.(B)
Their leaders will fall by the sword
    because of their insolent(C) words.
For this they will be ridiculed(D)
    in the land of Egypt.(E)

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For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.

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Even if they escape from destruction,
    Egypt will gather them,(A)
    and Memphis(B) will bury them.(C)
Their treasures of silver(D) will be taken over by briers,
    and thorns(E) will overrun their tents.

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