Parallel Verses

Amplified


For Egypt’s help is worthless and good for nothing.
Therefore, I have called her
“Rahab Who Has Been Exterminated.”

New American Standard Bible

Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called her
Rahab who has been exterminated.”

King James Version

For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Holman Bible

Egypt’s help is completely worthless;
therefore, I call her:
Rahab Who Just Sits.

International Standard Version

to Egypt, which gives help that is worthless and useless. Therefore I call her, "Rahab, who just sits still.'"

A Conservative Version

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose. Therefore I have called her Rahab who sits still.

American Standard Version

For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her Rahab that sitteth still.

Bible in Basic English

For there is no use or purpose in the help of Egypt: so I have said about her, She is Rahab, who has come to an end.

Darby Translation

For Egypt shall help in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I named her, Arrogance, that doeth nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

And the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose; therefore I called to this their violence ceased.

King James 2000

For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her, Rahab who sits still.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For {Egyptians} help [with] vanity and emptiness, therefore I have called this one "Rahab, they [are] sitting."

Modern King James verseion

For Egypt helps vainly, and worthlessly. So I have cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the Egyptian's help shall be but vain and lost. Therefore I told you also that your pride should have an end.

NET Bible

Egypt is totally incapable of helping. For this reason I call her 'Proud one who is silenced.'"

New Heart English Bible

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still.

The Emphasized Bible

But, the Egyptians, with vanity and emptiness, would help, - Therefore have I proclaimed concerning this, Insolent, they sit still!

Webster

For the Egyptian shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

World English Bible

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still.

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, Egyptians are vanity, and in vain do help, Therefore I have cried concerning this: 'Their strength is to sit still.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

עזר 
`azar 
Usage: 81

in vain
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

and to no purpose
ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

זאת 
Zo'th 
Usage: 602

המּה הם 
hem 
Usage: 517

רהב 
Rahab 
Usage: 3

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Oracle Regarding The Negev

6 A [mournful, inspired] oracle (a burden to be carried) concerning the beasts of the Negev (the South):

Through a land of trouble and anguish,
From where come lioness and lion, viper and [fiery] flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys
And their treasures on the humps of camels,
To a people (Egyptians) who cannot benefit them.
7 
For Egypt’s help is worthless and good for nothing.
Therefore, I have called her
“Rahab Who Has Been Exterminated.”
8
Now, go, write it on a tablet before them
And inscribe it on a scroll,
So that it may serve in the time to come
As a witness [against them] forevermore.


Cross References

Exodus 14:13

Then Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again.

Psalm 76:8-9


You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was quiet

Psalm 118:8-9


It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.

Isaiah 2:22


Stop regarding man, whose breath [of life] is in his nostrils [for so little time];
For why should he be esteemed?

Isaiah 7:4

and say to him, ‘Take care and be calm, do not fear and be weak-hearted because of these two stumps of smoldering logs, on account of the fierce anger of [King] Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah (Pekah, usurper of the throne of Israel).

Isaiah 28:12


He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,”
And, “This is the resting place,” yet they would not listen.

Isaiah 30:15

For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel has said this,

“In returning [to Me] and rest you shall be saved,
In quietness and confident trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,

Isaiah 31:1-5

Woe (judgment is coming) to those who go down to Egypt for help,
Who rely on horses
And trust in chariots because they are many,
And in horsemen because they are very strong,
But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek and consult the Lord!

Isaiah 51:9


Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord;
Awake as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut Rahab (Egypt) in pieces,
Who pierced the dragon [of Egypt]?

Jeremiah 37:7

“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘This is what you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: “Behold, Pharaoh’s army, which has come out to help you, will return to Egypt, to their own land.

Lamentations 3:26


It is good that one waits quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.

Hosea 5:13


When Ephraim saw his sickness,
And Judah his wound,
Then Ephraim went to Assyria [instead of the Lord]
And sent to [Assyria’s] great King Jareb [for help].
But he cannot heal you
Nor will he cure you of your wound [received in judgment].

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