Isaiah 31:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Israel Should Depend on God’s Power
31 Look at the people going down to Egypt for help. They think the horses they get will save them. They hope the many chariots and powerful soldiers will protect them. But the people don’t trust the Holy One of Israel. They didn’t ask the Lord for help. 2 But he is the wise one who is bringing the disaster. And they will not be able to stop what he commanded. The Lord will attack those who are evil and all who try to help them.
3 The Egyptians are only human, not God. The horses from Egypt are only animals, not spirit. The Lord will stretch out his arm, and the helper will be defeated. And those who wanted help will fall. They will all be destroyed together.
Isaiah 31:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
Woe to Those Who Rely on Egypt
31 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,