Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.
Cross References1 Corinthians 3:21
Therefore stop boasting in men. All things are yours,
2 Kings 18:21
Look now, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.
But Pharaoh's protection will become your shame, and the refuge of Egypt's shadow your disgrace.
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.
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?
Now Sennacherib had been warned about Tirhakah king of Cush: "He has set out to fight against you." On hearing this, Sennacherib sent messengers to Hezekiah with the order:
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.
But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth--for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.
The LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Behold, I am about to punish Amon god of Thebes, along with Pharaoh, Egypt and her gods and kings, and those who trust in Pharaoh.
Then all the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD. For you were only a staff of reeds to the house of Israel.
When Israel grasped you with their hands, you splintered and tore open their shoulders; when they leaned on you, you broke and their backs were wrenched.'
Egypt will never again be an object of trust for the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity in turning to the Egyptians. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength; Put and Libya were her allies.
You too, O Cushites, will be slain by My sword.
Chapter Outline1. A type prefiguring the shameful captivity of Egypt and Ethiopia.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 30:3, 5, 7
2 Kings 18:21
Ezekiel 29:6, 7
Jeremiah 9:23, 24
1 Corinthians 3:21
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