who go down to Egypt(A)
    without consulting(B) me;
who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection,(C)
    to Egypt’s shade for refuge.(D)
But Pharaoh’s protection will be to your shame,
    Egypt’s shade(E) will bring you disgrace.(F)
Though they have officials in Zoan(G)
    and their envoys have arrived in Hanes,
everyone will be put to shame
    because of a people(H) useless(I) to them,
who bring neither help(J) nor advantage,
    but only shame and disgrace.(K)

A prophecy(L) concerning the animals of the Negev:(M)

Through a land of hardship and distress,(N)
    of lions(O) and lionesses,
    of adders and darting snakes,(P)
the envoys carry their riches on donkeys’(Q) backs,
    their treasures(R) on the humps of camels,
to that unprofitable nation,

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15 This is what the Sovereign(A) Lord, the Holy One(B) of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest(C) is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust(D) is your strength,
    but you would have none of it.(E)

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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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