21 Now behold, you [a](A)rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt; on which if a man leans, it will go into his [b]hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him. 22 But if you say to me, ‘We trust in the Lord our God,’ is it not He whose high places and (B)whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem’? 23 Now therefore, [c]come, make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:21 Lit rely for yourself
  2. 2 Kings 18:21 Lit palm
  3. 2 Kings 18:23 Lit please exchange pledges

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