|Isaiah 31 |
1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many; and in horsemen because they are very strong; but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!
2 Yet he is wise and will bring evil and will not take back his words; but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.
3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, both he who helps and he who is helped will fall down, and they will all perish together.
4 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, "Like the lion and the young lion roars over his prey, and, even when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them; so will the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for its hill.
5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending he will deliver it, and passing over he will preserve it."
6 Turn to him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your own sinful hands have made for you.
8 "Then the Assyrian shall fall by the sword not of man; and the sword not of man shall devour him; but he shall flee from the sword and his young men shall become forced laborers.
9 And he shall pass over to his stronghold out of fear, and his princes will be afraid of the banner," says the LORD, whose fire is in Zion and his furnace in Jerusalem.
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