1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and lean on horses and trust in chariots,
because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are so very strong; but they do not
look to the Holy One of Israel, nor do they seek Jehovah!
2 Yet He also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back His Words, but will
arise against the house of evildoers and against the help of those who work iniquity.
3 Now Egypt is a man, and not the Mighty God; and their horses are flesh, and not Spirit. When Jehovah shall stretch out His hand, both he who helps shall fall, and he who is helped shall fall down, and they shall all be finished together.
4 For thus has Jehovah spoken to me: As the lion roars, and the young lion over his prey
when a multitude of shepherds are summoned against him (he will not be afraid of their
voice, nor fret himself because of their noise), so Jehovah of Hosts shall come down to
fight for Mount Zion, and for its hill.
5 As birds flying, so Jehovah of Hosts will defend Jerusalem; also defending, He will
deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it.
6 Return to Him, against whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
7 For in that day every man shall reject his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which
your hands have made for you, a sin.
8 Then Assyria shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of mankind, shall
devour him. For he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become forced
9 And he shall pass over to his stronghold for fear, and his rulers shall be afraid of the
banner, says Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion, and His furnace in Jerusalem.