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1 “Woe to the arebellious children,” declares the Lord,
“Who bexecute a plan, but not Mine,
In order to add sin to sin;
2 Who aproceed down to Egypt
cTo take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
3 “Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be ayour shame
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
4 “For atheir princes are at Zoan
And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
5 “Everyone will be aashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,
Who are bnot for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach.”
Through a land of cdistress and anguish,
And their treasures on fcamels’ humps,
To a people who cannot profit them;
7 Even Egypt, whose ahelp is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called 1her
8 Now go, awrite it on a tablet before them
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may 1serve in the time to come
2As a witness forever.
To the 2instruction of the Lord;
10 Who say to the aseers, “You must not see visions”;
And to the prophets, “You must not bprophesy to us what is right,
11 “Get out of the way, aturn aside from the path,
“aSince you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in boppression and guile, and have relied on them,
13 Therefore this ainiquity will be to you
Like a bbreach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes csuddenly in an instant,
14 Whose collapse is like the smashing of a apotter’s jar,
1So ruthlessly shattered
That a sherd will not be found among its pieces
To 2take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern.”
15 For thus the Lord 1God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
In bquietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on ahorses,”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift horses,”
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
17 aOne thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left as a 1flag on a mountain top
And as a signal on a hill.
For the Lord is a cGod of justice;
23 Then He will agive you rain for 1the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be 2rich and 3plenteous; on that day byour livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.
26 aThe light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day bthe Lord binds up the cfracture of His people and dheals the bruise 1He has inflicted.
His lips are filled with cindignation
And His tongue is like a dconsuming fire;
28 His abreath is like an overflowing torrent,
Which breaches to the neck,
29 You will have 1songs as in the night when you keep the festival,
And gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute,
To go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.
30 And the Lord will cause 1His voice of authority to be heard,
And the 2descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger,
And in the flame of a consuming fire
In cloudburst, downpour and hailstones.
When He strikes with the crod.
Which the Lord will lay on him,
Will be with the music of btambourines and lyres;
And in battles, cbrandishing weapons, He will fight them.
Indeed, it has been prepared for the king.
He has made it deep and large,
2A pyre of fire with plenty of wood;
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