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46 The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the nations.
2 Concerning Egypt, about the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish and which King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah:
and advance for battle!
mount the steeds!
Take your stations with your helmets,
whet your lances,
put on your coats of mail!
They have fallen back;
their warriors are beaten down,
and have fled in haste.
They do not look back—
terror is all around!
says the Lord.
nor can the warrior escape;
in the north by the river Euphrates
they have stumbled and fallen.
like rivers whose waters surge?
like rivers whose waters surge.
It said, Let me rise, let me cover the earth,
let me destroy cities and their inhabitants.
and dash madly, O chariots!
Let the warriors go forth:
Ethiopiaa and Put who carry the shield,
the Ludim, who drawb the bow.
a day of retribution,
to gain vindication from his foes.
The sword shall devour and be sated,
and drink its fill of their blood.
For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice
in the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
O virgin daughter Egypt!
In vain you have used many medicines;
there is no healing for you.
and the earth is full of your cry;
for warrior has stumbled against warrior;
both have fallen together.
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