Egypt's help is vain and empty; therefore I have called her, 'Rahab Who Just Sits Still.'
Cross ReferencesJob 9:13
God does not restrain His anger; the helpers of Rahab cower beneath Him.
I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me--along with Philistia, Tyre, and Cush--when I say, "This one was born in Zion."
You crushed Rahab like a carcass; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
What will you do on the day of reckoning when devastation comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
And on that day the dwellers of this coastland will say, 'See what has happened to our source of hope, those to whom we fled for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?'"
everyone will be put to shame because of a people useless to them. They cannot be of help; they are good for nothing but shame and reproach.
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in their abundance of chariots and in their multitude of horsemen. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel; they do not seek the LORD.
But the Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, the helper will stumble and the one he helps will fall; both will perish together.
For how can you repel a single officer among the weakest of my master's servants when you depend on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?
Awaken, awaken, put on strength, O arm of the LORD. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of long ago. Was it not You who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced through the dragon?
Chapter Outline1. The prophet threatens the people for their confidence in Egypt
8. And contempt of God's word
18. God's mercies toward his church
27. God's wrath and the people's joy, in the destruction of Assyria
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