New International Version
"Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?
King James Bible
He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king; for they refused to return [to me];
World English Bible
"They won't return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian will be their king, because they refused to repent.
Young's Literal Translation
He turneth not back unto the land of Egypt, And Asshur -- he is his king, For they have refused to return.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall not return into - Egypt - I have brought them thence already, with the design that the nation should never return thither again; but as they have sinned, and forfeited my favor and protection, they shall go to Assyria; and this because they refused to return to me. This view of the verse removes every difficulty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They became tributaries to Salmanasser.
LibraryHeaven's Nurse Children
The next sweet word in the chapter is sonship; "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." We are, according to the inspired apostle, "predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." Ephesians 1:5. Adoption follows hard upon the heels of election, and is another messenger of good tidings. Innumerable blessings come to us by this door. "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Divine Shepherd
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again."
They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.
It will be carried to Assyria as tribute for the great king. Ephraim will be disgraced; Israel will be ashamed of its foreign alliances.
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