Jehovah's dealing with Israel's reliance on Egypt and His dealing with the nations issuing in Israel's turn to Him and in His return to Israel with the restoration
Woe to the rebellious children,
Who devise counsel, but not of Me,
And who 1make
an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add
Sin upon sin;
Who go down to 1aEgypt
Yet do not bask
of My mouth,
To take refuge in the refuge of Pharaoh,
And to take shelter in the shadow of Egypt.
Therefore the refuge of Pharaoh will be your shame,
And shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
For their princes are at Zoan,
And their ambassadors have come to Hanes.
All are ashamed
Of a people that cannot profit them,
Nor be a help or profit to them,
But rather a shame and also a reproach.
The burden concerning the beasts of the 1Negev
Through the land of distress and anguish,
From which come lioness and lion,
Viper and flying fiery serpent,
They carry their riches upon young donkeys’ backs
And their treasures upon camels’ humps
To a people that cannot profit them;
For Egypt ahelps
in a vain and empty way.
Therefore I call her
Rahab, who sits still.
Go now; write it on a tablet before them,
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may be, for the time to come, 1As
a witness forever.
For this is a rebellious people,
Children who refuse to hear
The instruction of Jehovah;
Who say to those who see, Do not see;
And to those who have visions, Do anot
give us true visions;
Speak pleasant things to us;
Give us illusions as your visions;
Get out of the way;
Turn aside from the path;
Cause the Holy One of Israel
To cease from before us.
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
Because you despise this word
And trust in oppression and guile,
And rely on them,
Therefore this iniquity
Will be to you
Like a breach ready to fall,
Sticking out on a high wall,
Whose crashing comes
In an instant, suddenly.
And its crashing will be like the crashing of the potters’ avessel
Crushed — he will not spare;
And there will not be found
Among the crushed pieces a shard
With which to take fire from the hearth
Or to draw water from the cistern.
For thus says the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel,
you will be saved;
In quietness and in trust will be your strength;
But you were cnot
And said, No, for we will flee on horses;
Therefore you will flee.
And, We will ride upon the swift;
Therefore those who chase you will be swift.
One thousand will aflee
at the rebuke of one;
At the rebuke of five you will flee,
Until you are left
Like a bare mast upon a mountaintop
And a standard on a hill.
And therefore Jehovah waits to be gracious to you,
And therefore He remains on high to have compassion on you;
For Jehovah is a God of justice; aBlessed
are those who bwait
For a people will adwell
in Zion at Jerusalem —
You will weep no more;
He will be most gracious to you at the sound of your cry;
When He hears it, He will answer you.
And though the Lord has given you
of adversity and the water of oppression,
will no longer bhide
Himself in a corner,
But your eyes will see your Teacher.
And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying,
This is the away
, walk in it,
When you turn to the right or turn to the left.
And you will defile the silver covering of your graven images
And the gold plating of your molten idols;
You will scatter them like some dirty thing;
You will say to it, Go away!
Then He will give rain for your seed,
Which you will sow in the ground,
And the bread of the increase of the ground;
And it will be fat and plenteous.
Your livestock will feed in that day
In a vast pasture.
And the oxen and donkeys that work the ground
Will eat salted fodder that has been winnowed with shovel and fork.
And upon every high amountain
And upon every prominent hill
There will be brooks and bstreams
In the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
And the alight
of the moon will be like the light of the sun,
And the light of the sun will be 1sevenfold
, like the light of seven days,
On the day when Jehovah binds up the breach of His people
And heals the wound left from His stroke.
Behold, the name of Jehovah comes from a distance,
Burning with His anger and heavy with smoke;
His lips are full of indignation,
And His tongue is like a devouring fire;
His breath, like an overflowing stream,
Reaches up to the neck,
the nations with the sieve of 1nothingness
And a bridle that leads them to err is in the jaws of the peoples.
You will have a song
As in the night when the feast is sanctified,
And gladness of heart as when one marches to the flute
To go to the amountain
of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.
And Jehovah will cause the majesty of His voice to be heard
And the descending of His arm to be seen,
With the blasting of anger and the flame of devouring fire,
In cloudburst, downpour, and hailstones.
For at the voice of Jehovah, aAssyria
will be dismayed;
With a staff He will strike.
And every pass of the appointed rod,
Which Jehovah will lay upon him,
Will be with tambourines and harps;
And in battles of brandishing weapons He will fight against them.
has been arranged since long ago;
Indeed it has been prepared for the king;
He made it deep; He made it large.
The pile in it is of fire and much wood;
The breath of Jehovah, like a stream of bbrimstone
Sets it on fire.