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Chapter 31

{See also Ezekiel 17:15 and Jeremiah 27}
1~~ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help.

And depend 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 Jehovah/God!

2~~ Yet He also is wise,
and will bring evil
  {5th cycle of discipline},
and will not call back
His words/'doctrinal communications' {dabar}
  {will not change His Mind},
but will arise against the house of the evildoers,
and against the help of them that work iniquity.

3~~Now the Egyptians are men, and not God!

And their horses are flesh,
and not spirit!

When the Jehovah/God shall stretch out His hand,
both he that helps shall fall,
and he that is helped shall fall down,
and they all shall fail together.

4 For thus has the Jehovah/God 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 Jehovah/God of the armies/armies/hosts
come down to fight for mount Zion,
and for the hill thereof.

5 As birds flying,
so will the Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts
defend Jerusalem.

Defending also He will deliver it.

And passing over He will preserve it.

6 Turn you unto Him from Whom
the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

7 For 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.

8 Then 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.

9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear,
and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign,
said the Jehovah/God,
whose fire is in Zion,
and his furnace in Jerusalem.