Then they will be (A)terrified and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their (B)pride.

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Judah Warned against Egyptian Alliance

30 “Woe to the (A)rebellious children,” declares the Lord,
“Who (B)execute a plan, but not Mine,
And [a](C)make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
Who (D)proceed down to Egypt
Without (E)consulting [b]Me,
(F)To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh,
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be (G)your shame,
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 30:1 Lit pour out a drink offering
  2. Isaiah 30:2 Lit My mouth

Help Not in Egypt but in God

31 Woe to those who go down to (A)Egypt for help
And (B)rely on horses,
And trust in chariots because they are many
And in horsemen because they are very strong,
But they do not (C)look to the (D)Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!

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Behold, you have relied on the (A)staff of this broken reed, on Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his [a]hand and pierce it. (B)So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 36:6 Lit palm

15 But [a]he (A)revolted against [b]him by sending his messengers to Egypt so that they might give him horses and many [c]troops. Will he succeed? Will he who does these things (B)escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 17:15 I.e., Zedekiah
  2. Ezekiel 17:15 I.e., Nebuchadnezzar
  3. Ezekiel 17:15 Lit people

Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the Lord,
Because they have been only a (A)staff made of reed to the house of Israel.
When they took hold of you with the hand,
You (B)broke and tore all their [a]hands;
And when they leaned on you,
You broke and made all their hips [b]shake.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 29:7 As in some ancient versions; MT shoulders
  2. Ezekiel 29:7 Cf. ancient versions; MT stand