New Living Translation
Then the Philistines will be thrown into panic, for they counted on the power of Ethiopia and boasted of their allies in Egypt!
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:5 They - All that shall trust to them. But under this general expression the Israelites, seem to be principally intended.
1 Corinthians 3:21
So don't boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belongs to you--
2 Kings 18:21
On Egypt? If you lean on Egypt, it will be like a reed that splinters beneath your weight and pierces your hand. Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, is completely unreliable!
But by trusting Pharaoh, you will be humiliated, and by depending on him, you will be disgraced.
What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
With your tiny army, how can you think of challenging even the weakest contingent of my master's troops, even with the help of Egypt's chariots and charioteers?
Soon afterward King Sennacherib received word that King Tirhakah of Ethiopia was leading an army to fight against him. Before leaving to meet the attack, he sent messengers back to Hezekiah in Jerusalem with this message:
This is what the LORD says: "Don't let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.
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