Ezekiel 29:6–7; Isaiah 30:2–3; Isaiah 30:7

Then all the inhabitants of Egypt vshall know that I am the Lord.

Because you1 have been wa staff of reed to the house of Israel, xwhen they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins to shake.2


qwho set out to go down to Egypt,

without asking for my direction,

to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh

and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!

rTherefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame,

and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.


Egypt's ahelp is worthless and empty;

therefore I have called her

bRahab who sits still.