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46 *The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet aagainst the Gentiles; 2 Against Egypt, against the army of bPharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in cCarchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote din the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.
3 eOrder ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
4 fHarness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen,
And stand forth with your helmets;
And their mighty ones are †beaten down,
For ifear was round about, saith the Lord.
6 Let not kthe swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape;
Whose waters pare moved as the rivers?
And his waters qare moved like the rivers;
And he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth;
I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, ye horses; and rrage, ye chariots;
And let the mighty men come forth;
10 vFor this is the day of the Lord God of hosts,
wA day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries:
For the Lord God of hosts zhath a sacrifice
aIn the north country by the river Euphrates.
cO virgin, the daughter of Egypt:
In vain shalt thou use many medicines;
And thy ecry hath filled the land:
For fthe mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty,
And fthey are fallen both together.
14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in hMigdol,
Say ye, lStand fast, and prepare thee;
For mthe sword shall devour round about thee.
They stood not, because the Lord did drive them.
And they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people,
And to the land of our nativity,
qFrom the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but ra noise;
sHe hath passed the time appointed.
Surely as wTabor is among the mountains,
And as xCarmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O ythou daughter dwelling in Egypt,
And desolate bwithout an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fair cheifer,
But destruction cometh; it cometh dout of the north.
For they also fare turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand,
For they shall march with an army,
And come against her with axes, mas hewers of wood.
23 mThey shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord,
Though nit cannot be searched;
Because they are more than othe grasshoppers,
And are innumerable.
She shall be delivered into the hand of the people of dthe north.
And Pharaoh, and Egypt, gwith their gods, and their kings;
Even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
26 And hI will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives,
And into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
And into the hand of his servants:
And iafterward it shall be inhabited,
As in kthe days of old, saith the Lord.
27 lBut fear not thou, O my servant Jacob,
And be not dismayed, O Israel:
For, behold, I will save thee from afar off,
And thy seed from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease,
And none shall make him afraid.
lSaith the Lord: for I am with thee;
For I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee:
But I will not make a full end of thee,
But correct thee in measure;
Yet will I ||not leave thee wholly unpunished.
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