New Living Translation
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!
King James Bible
Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, thou reliest upon the staff of that broken reed, upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it goes into his hand, and pierces it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that rely upon him.
World English Bible
Behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt, which if a man leans on it, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, thou hast trusted on the staff of this broken reed -- on Egypt -- which a man leaneth on, and it hath gone into his hand, and pierced it -- so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all those trusting on him.
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CommentaryIsaiah 36:6 Parallel Commentaries
Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.
Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
But by trusting Pharaoh, you will be humiliated, and by depending on him, you will be disgraced.
all who trust in him will be ashamed. He will not help you. Instead, he will disgrace you."
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.
Pharaoh and all his mighty army will fail to help Israel when the king of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem again and destroys many lives.
All the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, for to Israel you were just a staff made of reeds.
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