cConcerning the army of Pharaoh Necho, king of Egypt, which was by the River Euphrates in Carchemish, and which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon ddefeated in the efourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
And draw near to battle!
And mount up, you horsemen!
Stand forth with your helmets,
Polish the spears,
fPut on the armor!
Their mighty ones are beaten down;
They have speedily fled,
And did not look back,
For gfear was all around,” says the Lord.
Nor the mighty man escape;
They will hstumble and fall
Toward the north, by the River Euphrates.
7 “Who is this coming up ilike a flood,
Whose waters move like the rivers?
And its waters move like the rivers;
And he says, ‘I will go up and cover the earth,
I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.’
And let the mighty men come forth:
And the Lydians jwho handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is kthe day of the Lord God of hosts,
A day of vengeance,
That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries.
lThe sword shall devour;
It shall be 5satiated and made drunk with their blood;
For the Lord God of hosts mhas a sacrifice
In the north country by the River Euphrates.
11 “Go nup to Gilead and take balm,
oO virgin, the daughter of Egypt;
In vain you will use many medicines;
pYou shall not be cured.
12 The nations have heard of your qshame,
And your cry has filled the land;
For the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty;
They both have fallen together.”
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