30:2 They travel down to Egypt
without seeking my will, 1
seeking Pharaoh’s protection,
and looking for safety in Egypt’s protective shade. 2
30:3 But Pharaoh’s protection will bring you nothing but shame,
and the safety of Egypt’s protective shade nothing but humiliation.
and his messengers arrive at Hanes, 4
1 tn Heb “those who go to descend to Egypt, but [of] my mouth they do not inquire.”
2 tn Heb “to seek protection in the protection of Pharaoh, and to seek refuge in the shade of Egypt.”
3 sn This probably refers to Judah’s officials and messengers.
4 sn Zoan was located in the Egyptian delta in the north; Hanes was located somewhere in southern region of lower Egypt, south of Memphis; the exact location is debated.