11 The officials of Zoan(A) are nothing but fools;
    the wise counselors(B) of Pharaoh give senseless advice.(C)
How can you say to Pharaoh,
    “I am one of the wise men,(D)
    a disciple of the ancient kings”?

12 Where are your wise men(E) now?
    Let them show you and make known
what the Lord Almighty
    has planned(F) against Egypt.
13 The officials of Zoan(G) have become fools,
    the leaders of Memphis(H) are deceived;
the cornerstones(I) of her peoples
    have led Egypt astray.
14 The Lord has poured into them
    a spirit of dizziness;(J)
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
    as a drunkard staggers(K) around in his vomit.
15 There is nothing Egypt can do—
    head or tail, palm branch or reed.(L)

16 In that day(M) the Egyptians will become weaklings.(N) They will shudder with fear(O) at the uplifted hand(P) that the Lord Almighty raises against them.

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