2 Kings 18:21

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Now look, you must be trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed staff. If a man leans for support on it, it punctures his hand and wounds him. That is what Pharaoh king of Egypt does to all who trust in him.

NIV ©

Look now, you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces a man’s hand and wounds him if he leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.

NASB ©

"Now behold, you rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on 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 rely on him.

NLT ©

Will Egypt? If you lean on Egypt, you will find it to be a stick that breaks beneath your weight and pierces your hand. The pharaoh of Egypt is completely unreliable!

MSG ©

You thought Egypt would, but Egypt's nothing but a paper tiger--one puff of wind and she collapses; Pharaoh king of Egypt is nothing but bluff and bluster.

BBE ©

See, now, you are basing your hope on that broken rod of Egypt, which will go through a man’s hand if he makes use of it for a support; for so is Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to all who put their faith in him.

NRSV ©

See, you are relying now on Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.

NKJV ©

"Now look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, 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 in him.

KJV
Now, behold, thou trustest
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upon the staff
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of this bruised
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reed
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[even] upon Egypt
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on which if a man
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lean
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it will go
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into his hand
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and pierce
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it: so [is] Pharaoh
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king
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of Egypt
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unto all that trust
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on him. {trustest: Heb. trustest thee}
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CONJ
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NET © [draft] ITL
Now
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look
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, you must be
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trusting
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in Egypt
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, that
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splintered
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reed
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staff
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. If a man
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leans
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for support
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on
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it, it punctures
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his hand
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and wounds him. That is what
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Pharaoh
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king
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of Egypt
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does to all
<03605>
who trust
<0982>
in him
<05921>
.
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