46This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations:H1697H3068H3414H5030H14712Concerning Egypt: This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on the Euphrates River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah:H4714H2428H6549H4428H4714H5104H6578H3751H5019H4428H894H5221H7243H8141H3079H1121H2977H4428H30633"Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle!H6186H4043H6793H5066H44214Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears, put on your armor!H631H5483H5927H6571H3320H3553H4838H7420H3847H56305What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee in haste without looking back, and there is terror on every side," declares the LORD.H7200H2844H5472H268H1368H3807H5127H4498H6437H4032H5439H5002H30686"The swift cannot flee nor the strong escape. In the north by the River Euphrates they stumble and fall.H7031H5127H1368H4422H3782H5307H6828H3027H5104H65787"Who is this that rises like the Nile, like rivers of surging waters?H5927H2975H4325H1607H51048Egypt rises like the Nile, like rivers of surging waters. She says, 'I will rise and cover the earth; I will destroy cities and their people.'H4714H5927H2975H4325H1607H5104H559H5927H3680H776H6H5892H34279Charge, you horses! Drive furiously, you charioteers! March on, you warriors—men of Cush and Put who carry shields, men of Lydia who draw the bow.H5927H5483H1984H7393H1368H3318H3568H6316H8610H4043H3866H8610H1869H719810But that day belongs to the Lord, the LORD Almighty—a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.H3117H136H3069H6635H3117H5360H5358H6862H2719H398H7646H7301H1818H136H3069H6635H2077H6828H776H5104H657811"Go up to Gilead and get balm, Virgin Daughter Egypt. But you multiply remedies in vain; there is no healing for you.H5927H1568H3947H6875H1330H1323H4714H7723H7235H7499H858512The nations will hear of your shame; your cries will fill the earth. One warrior will stumble over another; both will fall down together."H1471H8085H7036H6682H4390H776H1368H3782H1368H5307H8147H316213This is the message the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to attack Egypt:H1697H3068H1696H3414H5030H5019H4428H894H935H5221H776H471414"Announce this in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol; proclaim it also in Memphis and Tahpanhes: 'Take your positions and get ready, for the sword devours those around you.'H5046H4714H8085H4024H8085H5297H8471H559H3320H3559H2719H398H543915Why will your warriors be laid low? They cannot stand, for the LORD will push them down.H47H5502H5975H3068H192016They will stumble repeatedly; they will fall over each other. They will say, 'Get up, let us go back to our own people and our native lands, away from the sword of the oppressor.'H7235H3782H376H5307H7453H559H6965H7725H5971H776H4138H6440H3238H271917There they will exclaim, 'Pharaoh king of Egypt is only a loud noise; he has missed his opportunity.'H7121H6547H4428H4714H7588H5674H415018"As surely as I live," declares the King, whose name is the LORD Almighty, "one will come who is like Tabor among the mountains, like Carmel by the sea.H2416H5002H4428H8034H3068H6635H8396H2022H3760H3220H93519Pack your belongings for exile, you who live in Egypt, for Memphis will be laid waste and lie in ruins without inhabitant.H1323H3427H4714H6213H3627H1473H5297H8047H3341H342720"Egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly is coming against her from the north.H4714H3304H5697H7171H935H935H682821The mercenaries in her ranks are like fattened calves. They too will turn and flee together, they will not stand their ground, for the day of disaster is coming upon them, the time for them to be punished.H7916H7130H4770H5695H6437H5127H3162H5975H3117H343H935H6256H648622Egypt will hiss like a fleeing serpent as the enemy advances in force; they will come against her with axes, like those who cut down trees.H6963H3212H5175H3212H2428H935H7134H2404H608623They will chop down her forest," declares the LORD, "dense though it be. They are more numerous than locusts, they cannot be counted.H3772H3293H5002H3068H2713H7231H697H369H455724Daughter Egypt will be put to shame, given into the hands of the people of the north."H1323H4714H3001H5414H3027H5971H682825The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to bring punishment on Amon god of Thebes, on Pharaoh, on Egypt and her gods and her kings, and on those who rely on Pharaoh.H3068H6635H430H3478H559H6485H527H528H4996H6547H4714H430H4428H6547H98226I will give them into the hands of those who seek their lives—Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Later, however, Egypt will be inhabited as in times past," declares the LORD.H5414H3027H1245H5315H3027H5019H4428H894H3027H5650H310H7931H3117H6924H5002H306827"Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.H3372H5650H3290H2865H3478H3467H7350H2233H776H7628H3290H7725H8252H7599H272928Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant, for I am with you," declares the LORD. "Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished."H3372H3290H5650H5002H3068H6213H3617H1471H5080H6213H3617H3256H4941H5352H5352
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