1 Vae, qui descendunt in Aegyptum ad auxilium, in equis sperantes et habentes fiduciam super quadrigis, quia multae sunt, et super equitibus, quia praevalidi nimis, et non intendunt in Sanctum Israel et Dominum non requirunt!
2 Tamen et ipse sapiens adducit malum et verba sua non retractat; et consurget contra domum pessimorum et contra auxilium operantium iniquitatem.
3 Aegyptius homo et non Deus, et equi eorum caro et non spiritus; et Dominus inclinabit manum suam, et corruet auxiliator, et cadet, cui praestatur auxilium, simulque omnes consumentur.
4 Quia haec dicit Dominus ad me: "Quomodo si rugit leo et catulus leonis super praedam suam, cum occurrerit ei multitudo pastorum, a voce eorum non formidabit et a multitudine eorum non pavebit, sic descendet Dominus exercituum, ut proelietur super montem Sion et super collem eius.
5 Sicut aves volantes, sic proteget Dominus exercituum Ierusalem, protegens et liberans, parcens et salvans".
6 Convertimini ad eum, a quo penitus recesseratis, filii Israel.
7 In die enim illa abiciet vir idola argentea sua et idola aurea sua, quae fecerunt vobis manus vestrae in peccatum;
8 et cadet Assyria in gladio non viri, et gladius non hominis vorabit eum, et fugiet a facie gladii, et iuvenes eius vectigales erunt.
9 Et fortitudo eius prae terrore transibit, et pavebunt signum principes eius, dixit Dominus, cuius ignis est in Sion, et caminus eius in Ierusalem.
King James Version
1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
6 ¶ Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
8 ¶ Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.