Jeremiah prophesieth the overthrow of Pharaoh's army at Euphrates,
Jeremiah 46:1 So much of the word of Yahweh as came unto Jeremiah the prophet, concerning the nations. Jeremiah 46:2 Of Egypt, Concerning the force of Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates, in Carchemish,which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, smote, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah: Jeremiah 46:3 Prepare ye buckler and shield, And draw near to battle: Jeremiah 46:4 Harness the horses, and mount, ye horsemen, Stand forth in helmets,Polish the lances, put on the coats of mail. Jeremiah 46:5 Why, have I seen it? They, panic-struck, are drawing back, Yea, their heroes, are crushed, Yea they have, fled, and not turned,Terror round about! Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 46:6 Let not the swift, flee, Nor let the hero, escape,Northward, beside the river Euphrates, have they stumbled, and fallen. Jeremiah 46:7 Who is, it that is like the Nile when it riseth, Like rivers when his waters are tossed? Jeremiah 46:8 Egypt, was like the Nile when it riseth, And like rivers, when the waters are tossed: So he saidI will rise, I will cover the earth, I will destroy the city, and the dwellers therein. Jeremiah 46:9 Mount the horses, And drive the chariots madly on, So let the heroes, go forth,Ethiopians and Libyans, that grasp the buckler, And Lydians, that graspthat treadthe bow. But, that day, belongeth to My Lord, Yahweh of hosts Jeremiah 46:10 A day of avenging, to avenge him of his adversaries, When the sword shall devour, and be filled, and be sated with their blood,For, a sacrifice, hath My Lord, Yahweh of hosts, In the land of the North, Towards the river Euphrates. Jeremiah 46:11 Go up to Gilead, and fetch balsam, O virgin, daughter of Egypt! In vain, hast thou multiplied remedies, Healing, there is none, for thee. Jeremiah 46:12 The nations have heard, of thy disgrace, And, thine outcry, hath filled the earth,For, hero against hero, have they stumbled, Together, have fallen, the twain!
and the conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar.
Jeremiah 46:13 The word which Yahweh spake, unto Jeremiah the prophet,as to the coming of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, to smite the land of Egypt: Jeremiah 46:14 Tell ye it in Egypt, And let it be heard in Migdol, Yea let it be heard in Noph, and in Tahpanhes,Say yeStand thou forth, and prepare thyself, For a sword hath devoured round about thee. Jeremiah 46:15 Wherefore, have thy valiant ones been laid prostrate? He hath made no stand, because, Yahweh, hath driven him back: Jeremiah 46:16 Hath made many a one to be stumbling, Yea fallen, is every one against his neighbour, So they have saidArise and let us return to our own people, And unto the land of our birth, From the face of the sword of the oppressor. Jeremiah 46:17 Proclaim ye a name,Pharaoh, king of Egypta Sound! He hath overstepped the time appointed! Jeremiah 46:18 As I live, saith the King, Yahweh of hosts, is his name: Though, Like Tabor, among mountains, Like Carmel, Into the sea shall he go! Jeremiah 46:19 Baggage for captivity, prepare thee, O inhabitress, daughter of Egypt; For, Noph, shall become, a desolation, And be burned, without inhabitant. Jeremiah 46:20 A calf of great beauty, is Egypt: The gad-fly, out of the North, comethcometh. Jeremiah 46:21 Even her hirelings, in her midst, are like fatted calves, For, even they, have turnedhave fled at once! have made no stand! For, their day of doom, hath come upon them, The time of their visitation. Jeremiah 46:22 Her noise, like a serpent, departeth,For, with a force, they advance, And, with axes, have they come against her, like them who fell trees: Jeremiah 46:23 They have cut down her forest, Declareth Yahweh, Surely he cannot be searched out,For they have outnumbered locusts, and cannot, be counted. Jeremiah 46:24 Put to shame, is the daughter of Egypt,She hath been delivered into the hand of the people of the North. Jeremiah 46:25 Saith Yahweh of host, God of Israel,Behold me! bringing punishmentagainst Amon of No, and upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt, and upon her gods, and upon her kings,Even upon Pharaoh, and upon all that trust in him; Jeremiah 46:26 And I will deliver themInto the hand of them who are seeking their life, Even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, And into the hand of his servants,And, after that, shall it be inhabited as in the days of old, Declareth Yahweh.
He comforteth Jacob in their chastisement.
Jeremiah 46:27 Thou, therefore, do not fear, O my Servant Jacob, Nor be dismayed, O Israel, For behold me! Saving thee from afar, And thy seed, from the land of their captivity,So shall Jacob return, and be quiet, and shall rest, With none, to occasion alarm. Jeremiah 46:28 Thou, do not fear, O my Servant Jacob, Urgeth Yahweh, For, with thee, am I: Though I make an end of all the nations whither I have driven thee, Yet, of thee, will I not make an end, But will correct thee in, measure, And not hold thee, guiltless!