Egypt, the first great civilization, did not know why it started to fall and so went to the source of the trouble, looking for a solution, but it only hastened its downfall. The Lord revealed,
The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
Egypt turned its back on its Creator and turned to idols, charmers, mediums, and sorcerers. Yet, because the nation had made those their gods and counselors, that is where they turned for help, but the help never came, since those were the trouble.