2 Chronicles 28:20
And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him
, but strengthened him not. ... For Ahaz took away
a portion [out
] of the house of the LORD, and [out
] of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave [it
] unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
-20 To him
that is afflicted
pity [should be shewed
] from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. ... They were confounded
because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take
counsel, but not of me; and that cover
with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add
sin to sin: ... Therefore shall the strength
of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt [your] confusion
Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so [is
] Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know
that I [am
] the LORD, because they have been a staff
of reed to the house of Israel. ... When they took
hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst
break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first answer no
man stood with me, but all [men
] forsook me: [I pray
God] that it may not be laid to their charge.