30 “Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the Lord, “Who execute a plan, but not Mine, And [a]make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin; 2 Who proceed down to Egypt Without consulting [b]Me, To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt! 3 “Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation. 4 “For their princes are at Zoan And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes. 5 “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them, Who arenot for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach.”
6 The [c]oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.
Through a land of distress and anguish, From [d]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the [e]backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels’ humps, To a people who cannot profit them;
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