who go down to Egypt1 without consulting2 me; who look for help to Pharaoh's protection,3 to Egypt's shade for refuge.43
But Pharaoh's protection will be to your shame, Egypt's shade5 will bring you disgrace.64
Though they have officials in Zoan7 and their envoys have arrived in Hanes,
everyone will be put to shame because of a people8 useless9 to them, who bring neither help10 nor advantage, but only shame and disgrace.11"
An oracle12 concerning the animals of the Negev:13 Through a land of hardship and distress,14 of lions15 and lionesses, of adders and darting snakes,16 the envoys carry their riches on donkeys'17 backs, their treasures18 on the humps of camels, to that unprofitable nation,