Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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!
Woe to the rebellious sons, says LORD, who take counsel, but not of me, and who make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin,
Behold, thou trust upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand, and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him.
And thou went to the king with oil, and increased thy perfumes, and sent thine ambassadors far off, and debased thyself even to Sheol.
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? Shall he escape who does such things? Shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?
They shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be their king, because they refused to return [to me].
Stay on horses
but ye said, No, for we will flee upon horses. Therefore ye shall flee. And [ye said], We will ride upon the swift. Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
How then can thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he may multiply horses, inasmuch as LORD has said to you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses, but we will make mention of the name of LORD our God.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
And the harp and the lute, the tambourine and the pipe, and wine, are [in] their feasts, but they do not regard the work of LORD, nor have they considered the operation of his hands.
In that day men shall look to their maker, and their eyes shall have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
Ye also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But ye did not look to him who had done this, nor had ye respect to him who purposed it long ago.
2 Chronicles 16:7
And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because thou have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on LORD thy God, therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped out of thy hand.
For my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Thus says LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from LORD.
Assyria shall not save us. We will not ride upon horses, nor will we say any more to the work of our hands, Our gods. For in thee the fatherless finds mercy.
Yet the people have not turned to him who smote them, nor have they sought LORD of hosts.
And there is none who calls upon thy name, who stirs himself up to take hold of thee. For thou have hid thy face from us, and have consumed us through our iniquities.
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil has come upon us. Yet we have not entreated the favor of LORD our God, that we should turn from our iniquities, and have discernment in thy truth.
They are all hot as an oven, and devour their judges. All their kings are fallen. There is none among those who call to me.
For thus says LORD to the house of Israel: Seek ye me, and ye shall live.
They shall all be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them, who are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.