Isaiah 30:1-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Oracle on the Futility of an Alliance with Egypt
1 Ah! Rebellious children,
oracle of the Lord,
Who carry out a plan that is not mine,
who make an alliance I did not inspire,
thus adding sin upon sin;
2 They go down to Egypt,
without asking my counsel,
To seek strength in Pharaoh’s protection
and take refuge in Egypt’s shadow.
3 Pharaoh’s protection shall become your shame,
refuge in Egypt’s shadow your disgrace.
4 When his princes are at Zoan
and his messengers reach Hanes,
5 All shall be ashamed
of a people that gain them nothing,
Neither help nor benefit,
but only shame and reproach.
6 Oracle on the Beasts of the Negeb.
Through the distressed and troubled land
of the lioness and roaring lion,
of the viper and flying saraph,
They carry their riches on the backs of donkeys
and their treasures on the humps of camels
To a people good for nothing,
7 to Egypt whose help is futile and vain.
Therefore I call her
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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