31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and rely on
horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in
horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not to
the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
31:2 Yet he also [is] wise, and will bring evil, and will not
call back his words: but will arise against the house of the
evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
31:3 Now 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 helped
shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken to me, 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 will the
LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the
31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend
Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver [it]; [and] passing
over he will preserve [it].
31:6 Turn ye to [him from] whom the children of Israel have
31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of
silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made
to you [for] a sin.
31:8 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
31:9 And 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.