Look now, you are depending1 on Egypt,23 that splintered reed4 of a staff, which pierces a man's hand and wounds him if he leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
And if you say to me, "We are depending5 on the LORD our God"--isn't he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed,6 saying to Judah and Jerusalem, "You must worship before this altar"?78
" 'Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses8--if you can put riders on them!
How then can you repulse one officer of the least of my master's officials, even though you are depending on Egypt9 for chariots10 and horsemen?11