Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust
in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very
strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his
words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the
help of them that work iniquity.
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not
spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall
fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail
For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion
roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against
him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise
of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and
for the hill thereof.
As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending
also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his
idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the
sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the
sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall
be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his
furnace in Jerusalem.