1 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.
he will not change his mind.
He will rise against the wicked
and against their helpers.
Their horses are puny flesh, not mighty spirits!
When the LORD raises his fist against them,
those who help will stumble,
and those being helped will fall.
They will all fall down and die together.
“When a strong young lion
stands growling over a sheep it has killed,
it is not frightened by the shouts and noise
of a whole crowd of shepherds.
In the same way, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies
will come down and fight on Mount Zion.
and protect it like a bird protecting its nest.
He will defend and save the city;
he will pass over it and rescue it.”
but not by the swords of men.
The sword of God will strike them,
and they will panic and flee.
The strong young Assyrians
will be taken away as captives.
and princes will flee when they see your battle flags,”
says the LORD, whose fire burns in Zion,
whose flame blazes from Jerusalem.
Isaiah, 31 chapter. New Living Translation.