Who (A)proceed down to Egypt
Without (B)consulting [a]Me,
(C)To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh,
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!

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  1. Isaiah 30:2 Lit My mouth

Even Egypt, whose (A)help is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called [a]her
[b](B)Rahab who has been exterminated.”

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  1. Isaiah 30:7 Lit this one
  2. Isaiah 30:7 MT They are Rahab or arrogance, to remain; i.e., Egypt, as a sea monster; see note Job 26:12

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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  1. Isaiah 36:6 Lit palm