Isaiah

Isaiah 31 ©

1The folly and danger of trusting in Egypt, instead of seeking to God. 6An exhortation to turn to God. 8The fall of Assyria.

1

WOE ato 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; bbut they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

2

Yet che also is wise, and will bring evil, and dwill not 1call back his words: but will earise against the house of the evildoers, and against fthe help of them that work iniquity.

f v.3. ch. 30.3,7; 19; 20.
3

Now the Egyptians are gmen, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD hshall stretch out his hand, iboth he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is *holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

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For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, jLike 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 2noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

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kAs birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

k Ps. 46.5. De. 32.11. Ex. 12.23. Ps. 91.4; 125.2; 17.8; 36.7; 57.1; 61.5. Mat. 23.37. Zec. 2.5; 9.15; 12.8. ch. 37.35,36.
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lTurn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have mdeeply revolted.

m 2Ki. 17.7-17. ch. 1; 3; 5; 9; 59. Mi. 2; 3. Ho. 4-12. Am. 2-4.
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For in that day every man shall ncast away his idols of silver, and 3his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.

8

oThen 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 4from the sword, and his young men shall be 5discomfited.

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And 6he shall pass over to 7his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of pthe *ensign, saith the LORD, whose qfire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

p ch. 11.10.