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2 Kings 18:21 NIV

21 Look, I know you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.

References for 2 Kings 18:21

Study tools for 2 Kings 18:21

  • a 18:2 - Hebrew "Abi," a variant of "Abijah"
  • b 18:4 - "Nehushtan" sounds like the Hebrew for both "bronze" and "snake" .
  • c 18:14 - That is, about 11 tons or about 10 metric tons
  • d 18:14 - That is, about 1 ton or about 1 metric ton
  • e 18:24 - Or "charioteers"