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46 *The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet aagainst the Gentiles; 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.

eOrder ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

fHarness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen,

And stand forth with your helmets;

ffFurbish the spears, and put on gthe brigandines.

Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back?

And their mighty ones are beaten down,

And are fled apace, and hlook not back:

For ifear was round about, saith the Lord.

Let not kthe swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape;

lThey shall stumble, and fall toward the north mby the river Euphrates.

Who is this nthat cometh up as oa flood,

Whose waters pare moved as the rivers?

Egypt nriseth up like oa flood,

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.

Come up, ye horses; and rrage, ye chariots;

And let the mighty men come forth;

The Ethiopians and stthe Libyans, that handle the shield;

And stthe Lydians, tthat handle and ubend the bow.

10  vFor this is the day of the Lord God of hosts,

wA day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries:

And xthe sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and ymade drunk with their blood:

For the Lord God of hosts zhath a sacrifice

aIn the north country by the river Euphrates.

11  Go up into Gilead, and btake bbalm,

cO virgin, the daughter of Egypt:

In vain shalt thou use many medicines;

For dthou shalt not be cured.

12  The nations have heard of thy shame,

And thy ecry hath filled the land:

For fthe mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty,

And fthey are fallen both together.

13 *The word that the Lord spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how gNebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.

14  Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in hMigdol,

And publish in iNoph and in kTahpanhes:

Say ye, lStand fast, and prepare thee;

For mthe sword shall devour round about thee.

15  Why are thy nvaliant men oswept away?

They stood not, because the Lord did drive them.

16  fHe made many to fall,

fpYea, one fell upon another:

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.

18  tAs I live, usaith the King,

uvWhose name is the Lord of hosts,

Surely as wTabor is among the mountains,

And as xCarmel by the sea, so shall he come.

19  O ythou daughter dwelling in Egypt,

Furnish thyself zto go into captivity:

For iNoph ashall be waste

And desolate bwithout an inhabitant.

20  Egypt is like a very fair cheifer,

But destruction cometh; it cometh dout of the north.

21  Also eher hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks;

For they also fare turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand,

Because ghthe day of their calamity was come upon them, and hthe time iof their visitation.

22  kThe voice thereof shall go llike a serpent;

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.

24  The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded;

She shall be delivered into the hand of the people of dthe north.

25  The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saith;

Behold, I will punish the ||emultitude of fNo,

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.

28  Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant,

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.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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