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Isaiah 31 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The LORD, the Only Help
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Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help

and who depend on horses!

They trust in the abundance of chariots

and in the large number of horsemen.

They do not look to the Holy One of Israel,

and they do not seek the LORD.

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But he also is wise and brings disaster.

He does not go back on what he says;

he will rise up against the house of the wicked

and against the allies of evildoers.

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Egyptians are men, not God;

their horses are flesh, not spirit.

When the LORD raises his hand to strike,

the helper will stumble

and the one who is helped will fall;

both will perish together.

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For this is what the LORD said to me:

As a lion or young lion growls over its prey

when a band of shepherds is called out against it,

and it is not terrified by their shouting

or subdued by their noise,

so the LORD of Armies will come down

to fight on Mount Zion

and on its hill.

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Like hovering birds,

so the LORD of Armies will protect Jerusalem;

by protecting it, he will rescue it;

by passing over it, he will deliver it.

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Return to the one the Israelites have greatly rebelled against.

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For on that day, every one of you will reject the worthless idols of silver and gold that your own hands have sinfully made.

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Then Assyria will fall,

but not by human sword;

a sword will devour him,

but not one made by man.

He will flee from the sword;

his young men will be put to forced labor.

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His rock[fn] will pass away because of fear,

and his officers will be afraid because of the signal flag.

This is the LORD’s declaration ​— ​whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

CSB Footnotes
Perhaps the Assyrian king

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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