8Are you better than Thebes
that sat by the Nile,
with water around her,
her rampart a sea,
water her wall?9Ethiopia was her strength,
Egypt too, and that without limit;
Put and the Libyans were her helpers.
10Yet she became an exile,
she went into captivity;
even her infants were dashed in pieces
at the head of every street;
lots were cast for her nobles,
all her dignitaries were bound in fetters.