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Isaiah 31:2-4 New Century Version (NCV)

But he is wise and can bring them disaster.
    He does not change his warnings.
He will rise up and fight against the evil people
    and against those who try to help evil people.
The Egyptians are only people and are not God.
    Their horses are only animals and are not spirit.
The Lord will stretch out his arm,
    and the one who helps will stumble,
    and the people who wanted help will fall.
    All of them will be destroyed together.

The Lord says this to me:

“When a lion or a lion’s cub kills an animal to eat,
    it stands over the dead animal and roars.
A band of shepherds
    may be assembled against it,
but the lion will not be afraid of their yelling
    or upset by their noise.
So the Lord All-Powerful will come down
    to fight on Mount Zion and on its hill.

New Century Version (NCV)

The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Isaiah 31:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster;
    he does not take back his words.
He will rise up against that wicked nation,
    against those who help evildoers.
But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God;
    their horses are flesh and not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out his hand,
    those who help will stumble,
    those who are helped will fall;
    all will perish together.

This is what the Lord says to me:

“As a lion growls,
    a great lion over its prey—
and though a whole band of shepherds
    is called together against it,
it is not frightened by their shouts
    or disturbed by their clamor
so the Lord Almighty will come down
    to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.

New International Version (NIV)

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