That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!3
Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.4
For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadorscame to Hanes.5
They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit , but a shame, and also a reproach.6
The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fieryflyingserpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this,Theirstrength is to sit still.8
Now go , write it before them in a table,a and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to comeforever and ever:9
That this is a rebelliouspeople,lyingchildren,children that will not hear the law of the LORD:10
Which say to the seers , See not; and to the prophets,Prophesy not unto us right things,speak unto us smooth things,prophesydeceits:11
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppressionb and perverseness , and stay thereon: