to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen,
because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
2Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but
will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
3Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit.
When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they
all shall fail together.
4For thus hath the
LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth
against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come
down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve
6Turn ye unto him from whom the children
of Israel have deeply revolted.
7For in that
day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
8Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword,
not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men
shall be discomfited.
9And he shall pass over
to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his
furnace in Jerusalem.