Isaiah 36:5-95Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? 6 a Behold, you are trusting in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. 7But if you say to me, “We trust in the Lord our God,” is it not he b whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and to Jerusalem, “You shall worship before this altar”? 8Come now, make a wager with my master the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. 9How then can you repulse c a single captain among the least of my master’s servants, when d you trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
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