Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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!

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Bible References

To them

Isaiah 30:1
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,
Isaiah 36:6
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.
Isaiah 57:9
And thou went to the king with oil, and increased thy perfumes, and sent thine ambassadors far off, and debased thyself even to Sheol.
Ezekiel 17:15
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?
Hosea 11:5
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

Isaiah 30:16
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.
Isaiah 36:9
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?
Deuteronomy 17:16
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.
Psalm 20:7
Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses, but we will make mention of the name of LORD our God.
Psalm 33:16
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

They look

Isaiah 5:12
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.
Isaiah 17:7
In that day men shall look to their maker, and their eyes shall have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 22:11
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.
Jeremiah 2:13
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.
Jeremiah 17:5
Thus says LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from LORD.
Hosea 14:3
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.

Neither

Isaiah 9:13
Yet the people have not turned to him who smote them, nor have they sought LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 64:7
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.
Daniel 9:13
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.
Hosea 7:7
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.
Amos 5:4
For thus says LORD to the house of Israel: Seek ye me, and ye shall live.

General references

Isaiah 30:5
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.