“Everyone will be (A)ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,
Who are (B)not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach.”

The [a]oracle concerning the (C)beasts of the (D)Negev.

Through a land of (E)distress and anguish,
From [b]where come lioness and lion, viper and (F)flying serpent,
They (G)carry their riches on the [c]backs of young donkeys
And their treasures on (H)camels’ humps,
To a people who cannot profit them;
Even Egypt, whose (I)help is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called [d]her
[e](J)Rahab who has been exterminated.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 30:6 Or burden of
  2. Isaiah 30:6 Lit them
  3. Isaiah 30:6 Lit shoulders
  4. Isaiah 30:7 Lit this one
  5. Isaiah 30:7 M.T. reads They are Rahab (or arrogance), to remain

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