This is what the Lord Yahweh says:
I will also destroy the idols,a
and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis;
and there will be no longer
a ruler from the land of Egypt,
and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
“idols.” The Hebrew text has the word 'eliyl (#0457 אֱלִיל), more literally “Worthless Ones” or “worthless things,” a sarcastic name for “idols” (see commentary on Habakkuk 2:18, “worthless things”).