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11 The officers of the city of Zoan are fools;
    the wise men who advise the king of Egypt give wrong advice.
How can you say to him, ‘I am wise’?
    How can you say, ‘I am from the old family of the kings’?
12 Egypt, where are your wise men?
    Let them show you
what the Lord All-Powerful has planned for Egypt.
13 The officers of Zoan have been fooled;
    the leaders of Memphis have believed false things.
So the leaders of Egypt
    lead that nation the wrong way.

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