New American Standard Bible
"Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their boast.
King James Bible
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
Darby Bible Translation
And they shall be terrified and ashamed of Ethiopia their confidence, and of Egypt their boast.
World English Bible
They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
Young's Literal Translation
and they have been affrighted and ashamed of Cush their confidence, and of Egypt their beauty,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And they shall be afraid - The Jews, or the party or faction among the Jews, that were expecting aid from allied Ethiopia and Egypt. When they shall see them vanquished, they shall apprehend a similar danger to themselves; and they shall be ashamed that they ever confided in a people so little able to aid them, instead of trusting in the arm of God.
Egypt their glory - Their boast, as if Egypt was able to save them. The word rendered here 'glory' (תפארת tiph'ereth) means properly, "ornament, praise, honor;" and then it may mean the "object" of glory, or that in which people boast or confide. That is its sense here (compare Isaiah 10:12; Isaiah 13:19; Zechariah 12:7).
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Corinthians 3:21
So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you,
2 Kings 18:21
"Now behold, you rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt; on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.
"Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
Woe to those who 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 do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!
"How then can you repulse one official of the least of my master's servants and rely on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, "He has come out to fight against you," and when he heard it he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
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