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Isaiah 31:2-4 International Standard Version (ISV)

Yet he is also wise and can bring disaster;
    he does not take back his words,
but will rise up against the house of those who practice evil
    and against anyone who assists people who work iniquity.
The Egyptians are men, not God,
    and their horses are physical,[a] not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out his hand,
    anyone who assists will stumble,
and the one who is helped will fall;
    and they will all perish together.”

The Lord will Defend Jerusalem

For this is what the Lord told me:

“Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey,[b]
    even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it,
it is not alarmed at their shouting
    or disturbed by their clamor—
so the Lord of the Heavenly Armies will come down
    to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.


  1. Isaiah 31:3 Or flesh
  2. Isaiah 31:4 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read his prey (sing.)
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