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they will all be ashamed of a people
    who cannot profit them.
They are neither help nor profit,
    but shame and disgrace.”

The burden concerning the beasts of the Negev[a]:

Through a land of trouble and anguish,
    in which are lioness and lion,
        viper and flying serpent,
    they are carrying their riches on the backs of young donkeys,
    their treasures on camel humps,
    to a people who cannot profit them.
Egypt’s help is futile and pointless.
Therefore I have called her
    “Rahab who just sits.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 30:6 Or the South.

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