Are you better than1 Thebes,a2 situated on the Nile,3 with water around her? The river was her defense, the waters her wall.
Cushb4 and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put5 and Libya6 were among her allies.
Yet she was taken captive7 and went into exile. Her infants were dashed8 to pieces at the head of every street. Lots9 were cast for her nobles, and all her great men were put in chains.1011
You too will become drunk;11 you will go into hiding12 and seek refuge from the enemy.
All your fortresses are like fig trees with their first ripe fruit;13 when they are shaken, the figs14 fall into the mouth of the eater.