1 Woe to those who go down to aEgypt for help And brely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not clook to the dHoly One of Israel, nor seek the Lord! 2 Yet He also is awise and will bbring disaster And does cnot retract His words, But will arise against the house of devildoers And against the help of the eworkers of iniquity. 3 Now the Egyptians are amen and not God, And their bhorses are flesh and not spirit; So the Lord will cstretch out His hand, And dhe who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together. 4 For thus says the Lord to me, "As the alion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the Lord of hosts come down to wage bwar on Mount Zion and on its hill." 5 Like flying abirds so the Lord of hosts will protect Jerusalem. He will bprotect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it. 6 aReturn to Him from whom you have bdeeply defected, O sons of Israel. 7 For in that day every man will acast away his silver idols and his gold idols, which your bsinful hands have made for you as ba sin. 8 And the aAssyrian will fall by a sword not of man, And a bsword not of man will devour him. So he will cnot escape the sword, And his young men will become dforced laborers. 9 "His arock will pass away because of panic, And his princes will be terrified at the bstandard," Declares the Lord, whose cfire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.