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Isaiah 31 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Woe to Those Who Go Down to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:1 - Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help
and rely on horses,
who trust in chariots because they are many
and in horsemen because they are very strong,
but do not look to the Holy One of Israel
or consult the LORD!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:2 - And yet he is wise and brings disaster;
he does not call back his words,
but will arise against the house of the evildoers
and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:3 - The Egyptians are man, and not God,
and their horses are flesh, and not spirit.
When the LORD stretches out his hand,
the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall,
and they will all perish together.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For thus the LORD said to me,
“As a lion or a young lion growls over his prey,
and when a band of shepherds is called out against him
he is not terrified by their shouting
or daunted at their noise,
so the LORD of hosts will come down
to fight[fn] on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:5 - Like birds hovering, so the LORD of hosts
will protect Jerusalem;
he will protect and deliver it;
he will spare and rescue it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:6 - Turn to him from whom people[fn] have deeply revolted, O children of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:7 - For in that day everyone shall cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your hands have sinfully made for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:8 - “And the Assyrian shall fall by a sword, not of man;
and a sword, not of man, shall devour him;
and he shall flee from the sword,
and his young men shall be put to forced labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:9 - His rock shall pass away in terror,
and his officers desert the standard in panic,”
declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion,
and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
ESV Footnotes
The Hebrew words for hosts and to fight sound alike
Hebrew they
ESV

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