9Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite ; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.a10
Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they castlots for her honourable men , and all her great men were bound in chains.11
Thou also shalt be drunken : thou shalt be hid , thou also shalt seekstrength because of the enemy .
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken , they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater .
Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wideopen unto thine enemies : the fire shall devour thy bars.14Draw thee waters for the siege,fortify thy strong holds:go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.15
There shall the firedevour thee; the sword shall cut thee off , it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.16
Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerwormspoileth ,b and flieth away .
Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the coldday, but when the sunariseth they flee away , and their place is not knownwhere they are.
Thy shepherdsslumber , O king of Assyria: thy noblesc shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
There is no healingd of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous : all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickednesspassedcontinually?