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Jeremiah 46
Good News Translation

Egypt’s Defeat at Carchemish

46The LORD spoke to me about the nations,H1697H3068H3414H5030H1471 2beginning with Egypt. This is what he said about the army of King Neco of Egypt, which King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia defeated at Carchemish near the Euphrates River in the fourth year that Jehoiakim was king of Judah:H4714H2428H6549H4428H4714H5104H6578H3751H5019H4428H894H5221H7243H8141H3079H1121H2977H4428H3063 3"The Egyptian officers shout, 'Get your shields ready and march into battle!H6186H4043H6793H5066H4421 4Harness your horses and mount them! Fall in line and put on your helmets! Sharpen your spears! Put on your armor!'H631H5483H5927H6571H3320H3553H4838H7420H3847H5630 5"But what do I see?" asks the LORD. "They are turning back in terror. Their soldiers are beaten back; overcome with fear, they run as fast as they can and do not look back.H7200H2844H5472H268H1368H3807H5127H4498H6437H4032H5439H5002H3068 6Those who run fast cannot get away; the soldiers cannot escape. In the north, by the Euphrates, they stumble and fall.H7031H5127H1368H4422H3782H5307H6828H3027H5104H6578 7Who is this that rises like the Nile, like a river flooding its banks?H5927H2975H4325H1607H5104 8It is Egypt, rising like the Nile, like a river flooding its banks. Egypt said, 'I will rise and cover the world; I will destroy cities and the people who live there.H4714H5927H2975H4325H1607H5104H559H5927H3680H776H6H5892H3427 9Command the horses to go and the chariots to roll! Send out the soldiers: men from Ethiopia and Libya, carrying shields, and skilled archers from Lydia.' "H5927H5483H1984H7393H1368H3318H3568H6316H8610H4043H3866H8610H1869H7198 10This is the day of the Sovereign LORD Almighty: today he will take revenge; today he will punish his enemies. His sword will eat them until it is full, and drink their blood until it is satisfied. Today the Almighty sacrifices his victims in the north, by the Euphrates.H3117H136H3069H6635H3117H5360H5358H6862H2719H398H7646H7301H1818H136H3069H6635H2077H6828H776H5104H6578 11People of Egypt, go to Gilead and look for medicine! All your medicine has proved useless; nothing can heal you.H5927H1568H3947H6875H1330H1323H4714H7723H7235H7499H8585 12Nations have heard of your shame; everyone has heard you cry. One soldier trips over another, and both of them fall to the ground.H1471H8085H7036H6682H4390H776H1368H3782H1368H5307H8147H3162

The Coming of Nebuchadnezzar

13When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia came to attack Egypt, the LORD spoke to me. He said,H1697H3068H1696H3414H5030H5019H4428H894H935H5221H776H4714 14"Proclaim it in the towns of Egypt, in Migdol, Memphis, and Tahpanhes: 'Get ready to defend yourselves; all you have will be destroyed in war!H5046H4714H8085H4024H8085H5297H8471H559H3320H3559H2719H398H5439 15Why has your mighty god Apis fallen? The LORD has struck him down!'H47H5502H5975H3068H1920 16Your soldiers have stumbled and fallen; each one says to the other, 'Hurry! Let's go home to our people and escape the enemy's sword!'H7235H3782H376H5307H7453H559H6965H7725H5971H776H4138H6440H3238H2719 17"Give the king of Egypt a new name—'Noisy Braggart Who Missed His Chance.'H7121H6547H4428H4714H7588H5674H4150 18I, the LORD Almighty, am king. I am the living God. As Mount Tabor towers above the mountains and Mount Carmel stands high above the sea, so will be the strength of the one who attacks you.H2416H5002H4428H8034H3068H6635H8396H2022H3760H3220H935 19Get ready to be taken prisoner, you people of Egypt! Memphis will be made a desert, a ruin where no one lives.H1323H3427H4714H6213H3627H1473H5297H8047H3341H3427 20Egypt is like a splendid cow, attacked by a stinging fly from the north.H4714H3304H5697H7171H935H935H6828 21Even her hired soldiers are helpless as calves. They did not stand and fight; all of them turned and ran. The day of their doom had arrived, the time of their destruction.H7916H7130H4770H5695H6437H5127H3162H5975H3117H343H935H6256H6486 22Egypt runs away, hissing like a snake, as the enemy's army approaches. They attack her with axes, like people cutting down treesH6963H3212H5175H3212H2428H935H7134H2404H6086 23and destroying a thick forest. Their soldiers are too many to count; they outnumber the locusts.H3772H3293H5002H3068H2713H7231H697H369H4557 24The people of Egypt are put to shame; they are conquered by the people of the north. I, the LORD, have spoken."H1323H4714H3001H5414H3027H5971H6828 25The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says, "I am going to punish Amon, the god of Thebes, together with Egypt and its gods and kings. I am going to take the king of Egypt and all who put their trust in him,H3068H6635H430H3478H559H6485H527H528H4996H6547H4714H430H4428H6547H982 26and hand them over to those who want to kill them, to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia and his army. But later on, people will live in Egypt again, as they did in times past. I, the LORD, have spoken.H5414H3027H1245H5315H3027H5019H4428H894H3027H5650H310H7931H3117H6924H5002H3068

The Lord Will Save His People

27"My people, do not be afraid, people of Israel, do not be terrified. I will rescue you from that faraway land, from the land where you are prisoners. You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid.H3372H5650H3290H2865H3478H3467H7350H2233H776H7628H3290H7725H8252H7599H2729 28I will come to you and save you. I will destroy all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not destroy you. I will not let you go unpunished; but when I punish you, I will be fair. I, the LORD, have spoken."H3372H3290H5650H5002H3068H6213H3617H1471H5080H6213H3617H3256H4941H5352H5352


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

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