Je 46:1The word of Jehovah that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations:

Je 46:2Concerning Egypt: Concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco, the king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon struck down in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah:

Je 46:3Prepare the buckler and shield, / And draw near to battle.

Je 46:4Harness the horses, / And mount the steeds; / And take your stand with helmets on; / Polish the spears; / Put on the armor.

Je 46:5Why have I seen it? / They are dismayed; / They are turning backward; / And their mighty men are crushed and flee in hasty flight, / And they do not look back; terror is on every side, / Declares Jehovah.

Je 46:6Let not the swift one flee away / And the mighty man escape; / In the north by the river Euphrates / They have stumbled and fallen.

Je 46:7Who is this who rises up like the Nile, / Like rivers whose waters surge?

Je 46:8Egypt rises up like the Nile, / Even like rivers whose waters surge. / And he says, I will rise up and will cover the land; / I will destroy the city and the inhabitants in it.

Je 46:9Go up, O horses, / And drive furiously, O chariots; / And let the mighty men go forth: / Cush and Put, who handle the shield, / And the Ludim, who handle and bend the bow.

Je 46:10For this day belongs to the Lord Jehovah of hosts, / A day of vengeance to avenge Himself on His adversaries; / And the sword will devour and be satisfied, / And it will drink its fill of their blood; / For there is a sacrifice to the Lord Jehovah of hosts / In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.

Je 46:11Go up to Gilead and take balm, / O virgin daughter of Egypt. / In vain you have used many medicines — / There is no healing for you.

Je 46:12The nations have heard of your disgrace, / And your cry has filled the earth; / For mighty man has stumbled against mighty man; / Both of them have fallen together.

Je 46:13The word which Jehovah spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon to strike the land of Egypt:

Je 46:14Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol; / Proclaim also in Memphis and in Tahpanhes. / Say, Take your stand, and prepare yourself; / For the sword has devoured all around you.

Je 46:15Why are your mighty men prostrate? / He does not stand, because Jehovah has cast him down.

Je 46:16He made many stumble; / A man even fell against his neighbor; / And they said, Arise and let us return / To our own people and to the land of our birth, / Away from the sword of the oppressor.

Je 46:17There they cried, Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, is but a noise; / He has let the appointed time pass by.

Je 46:18As I live, says the King, / Whose name is Jehovah of hosts, / Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, / And Carmel is by the sea, so he will come.

Je 46:19Prepare for yourself baggage for captivity, / O inhabitant, O daughter of Egypt; / For Memphis will become a waste, / And it will be burned, without inhabitant.

Je 46:20Egypt is a beautiful heifer; / A gadfly from the north has come on her.

Je 46:21Also her hired men in her midst / Are like fattened calves. / But they have also turned back; / They have fled together; they did not stand. / For the day of their calamity has come on them, / The time of their punishment.

Je 46:22Her sound is like that of a serpent going away; / For they go forth in force, / And with axes they come against her, / Like those who fell trees.

Je 46:23They will cut down her forest, declares Jehovah, / Although it is impenetrable; / For they are more numerous than locusts / And are without number.

Je 46:24The daughter of Egypt is put to shame; / She is given into the hand of a people from the north.

Je 46:25Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, says, I will punish Amon of No and Pharaoh and Egypt and her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him.

Je 46:26And I will give them into the hand of those who seek their life, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon and into the hand of his servants; and afterward she will be inhabited as in the days of old, declares Jehovah.

Je 46:27But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear; / And do not be dismayed, O Israel. / For indeed I will save you from afar / And your seed from the land of their captivity; / And Jacob will return and be undisturbed / And at ease, and no one will frighten him.

Je 46:28As for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, declares Jehovah, / For I am with you; / For I will make a full end of all the nations / To which I have driven you; / Yet I will not make a full end of you, / But will correct you in measure / And will by no means leave you unpunished.

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