“Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the LORD, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin;
who go down to Egypt without consulting me; who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection, to Egypt’s shade for refuge.
But Pharaoh’s protection will be to your shame, Egypt’s shade will bring you disgrace.
Though they have officials in Zoan and their envoys have arrived in Hanes,
everyone will be put to shame because of a people useless to them, who bring neither help nor advantage, but only shame and disgrace.”