46That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.H1697H3068H3414H5030H1471 2To Egypt, concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:H4714H2428H6549H4428H4714H5104H6578H3751H5019H4428H894H5221H7243H8141H3079H1121H2977H4428H3063 3"Line up the shield and buckler, And draw near for the battle!H6186H4043H6793H5066H4421 4"Harness the horses, And mount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets [on!] Polish the spears, Put on the scale-armor!H631H5483H5927H6571H3320H3553H4838H7420H3847H5630 5"Why have I seen [it?] They are terrified, They are drawing back, And their mighty men are defeated And have taken refuge in flight, Without facing back; Terror is on every side!" Declares the LORD.H7200H2844H5472H268H1368H3807H5127H4498H6437H4032H5439H5002H3068 6Let not the swift man flee, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north beside the river Euphrates They have stumbled and fallen.H7031H5127H1368H4422H3782H5307H6828H3027H5104H6578 7Who is this that rises like the Nile, Like the rivers whose waters surge about?H5927H2975H4325H1607H5104 8Egypt rises like the Nile, Even like the rivers whose waters surge about; And He has said, "I will rise and cover [that] land; I will surely destroy the city and its inhabitants."H4714H5927H2975H4325H1607H5104H559H5927H3680H776H6H5892H3427 9Go up, you horses, and drive madly, you chariots, That the mighty men may march forward: Ethiopia and Put, that handle the shield, And the Lydians, that handle [and] bend the bow.H5927H5483H1984H7393H1368H3318H3568H6316H8610H4043H3866H8610H1869H7198 10For that day belongs to the Lord GOD of hosts, A day of vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes; And the sword will devour and be satiated And drink its fill of their blood; For there will be a slaughter for the Lord GOD of hosts, In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.H3117H136H3069H6635H3117H5360H5358H6862H2719H398H7646H7301H1818H136H3069H6635H2077H6828H776H5104H6578 11Go up to Gilead and obtain balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain have you multiplied remedies; There is no healing for you.H5927H1568H3947H6875H1330H1323H4714H7723H7235H7499H8585 12The nations have heard of your shame, And the earth is full of your cry [of distress;] For one warrior has stumbled over another, And both of them have fallen down together.H1471H8085H7036H6682H4390H776H1368H3782H1368H5307H8147H3162 13[This is] the message which the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:H1697H3068H1696H3414H5030H5019H4428H894H935H5221H776H4714 14"Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol, Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes; Say, 'Take your stand and get yourself ready, For the sword has devoured those around you.'H5046H4714H8085H4024H8085H5297H8471H559H3320H3559H2719H398H5439 15"Why have your mighty ones become prostrate? They do not stand because the LORD has thrust them down.H47H5502H5975H3068H1920 16"They have repeatedly stumbled; Indeed, they have fallen one against another. Then they said, 'Get up! And let us go back To our own people and our native land Away from the sword of the oppressor.'H7235H3782H376H5307H7453H559H6965H7725H5971H776H4138H6440H3238H2719 17"They cried there, 'Pharaoh king of Egypt [is but] a big noise; He has let the appointed time pass by!'H7121H6547H4428H4714H7588H5674H4150 18"As I live," declares the King Whose name is the LORD of hosts, " Surely one shall come [who looms up] like Tabor among the mountains, Or like Carmel by the sea.H2416H5002H4428H8034H3068H6635H8396H2022H3760H3220H935 19"Make your baggage ready for exile, O daughter dwelling in Egypt, For Memphis will become a desolation; It will even be burned down [and] bereft of inhabitants.H1323H3427H4714H6213H3627H1473H5297H8047H3341H3427 20"Egypt is a pretty heifer, [But] a horsefly is coming from the north— it is coming!H4714H3304H5697H7171H935H935H6828 21"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back [and] have fled away together; They did not stand [their ground.] For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.H7916H7130H4770H5695H6437H5127H3162H5975H3117H343H935H6256H6486 22"Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on like an army And come to her as woodcutters with axes.H6963H3212H5175H3212H2428H935H7134H2404H6086 23"They have cut down her forest," declares the LORD; "Surely it will no [more] be found, Even though they are [now] more numerous than locusts And are without number.H3772H3293H5002H3068H2713H7231H697H369H4557 24"The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame, Given over to the power of the people of the north."H1323H4714H3001H5414H3027H5971H6828 25The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says, "Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him.H3068H6635H430H3478H559H6485H527H528H4996H6547H4714H430H4428H6547H982 26"And I shall give them over to the power of those who are seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his officers. Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old," declares the LORD.H5414H3027H1245H5315H3027H5019H4428H894H3027H5650H310H7931H3117H6924H5002H3068 27"But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob shall return and be undisturbed And secure, with no one making [him] tremble.H3372H5650H3290H2865H3478H3467H7350H2233H776H7628H3290H7725H8252H7599H2729 28"O Jacob My servant, do not fear," declares the LORD, "For I am with you. For I shall make a full end of all the nations Where I have driven you, Yet I shall not make a full end of you; But I shall correct you properly And by no means leave you unpunished."H3372H3290H5650H5002H3068H6213H3617H1471H5080H6213H3617H3256H4941H5352H5352
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