New International Version
Egypt will hiss like a fleeing serpent as the enemy advances in force; they will come against her with axes, like men who cut down trees.
King James Bible
The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
Darby Bible Translation
Her voice shall go like a serpent's; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
World English Bible
The sound of it shall go like the serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as wood cutters.
Young's Literal Translation
Its voice as a serpent goeth on, For with a force they go, And with axes they have come in to her, As hewers of trees.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The voice - shall go like a serpent - See Isaiah 29:4 (note), and the note there.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
SARGON AS A WARRIOR AND AS A BUILDER. The origin of Sargon II.: the revolt of Babylon, Merodach-baladan and Elam--The kingdom of Elam from the time of the first Babylonian empire; the conquest's of Shutruh-nalkunta I.; the princes of Malamir--The first encounter of Assyria and Elam, the battle of Durilu (721 B.C.)--Revolt of Syria, Iaubidi of Hamath and Hannon of Gaza--Bocchoris and the XXIVth Egyptian dynasty; the first encounter of Assyria with Egypt, the battle of Raphia (720 B.C.). Urartu …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7
They continued, "Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers in the service of the whole assembly." So the leaders' promise to them was kept.
They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.
The mercenaries in her ranks are like fattened calves. They too will turn and flee together, they will not stand their ground, for the day of disaster is coming upon them, the time for them to be punished.
They will chop down her forest," declares the LORD, "dense though it be. They are more numerous than locusts, they cannot be counted.
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