Jeremiah

Jeremiah 46 ©

1Jeremiah prophesieth the overthrow of Pharaoh's army at Euphrates, 13and the conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar: 27he comforteth Jacob in his captivity.

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THE word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against athe Gentiles;

a Zec. 2.13. ch. 25.9,13,15-26.
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Against bEgypt, against the army of cPharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.

b ch. 25.9,19. v.14.
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dOrder ye the *buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

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Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; *furbish the spears, and put on the *brigandines.

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Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are 1beaten down, and are 2fled apace, and look not back: for efear was round about, saith the LORD.

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fLet not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall gstumble, and fall htoward the north by the river Euphrates.

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iWho is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?

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Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are 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.

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Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the 3Ethiopians and the 4Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and jbend the bow.

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For this is kthe day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and lthe sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in mthe north country by the river Euphrates.

m v.6.
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nGo up into Gilead, and take balm, O ovirgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for 5thou shalt not be cured.

o ch. 14.17. v.19. Is. 47.1.
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The nations have heard of thy pshame, and qthy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man rhath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.

p v.2. Eze. 32.9,10,12.
r v.6,10,16,21. Is. 10.4; 31.3.
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¶The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, show Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.

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tDeclare ye in Egypt, and publish in uMigdol, and publish in vNoph and in wTahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for xthe sword shall devour round about thee.

u ch. 44.1. v.3,4.
v v.19.
x Is. 34.6. v.10,21.
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yWhy are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, zbecause the LORD did drive them.

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He 6made many to fall, yea, aone fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.

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They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but ba noise; che hath passed the time appointed.

b Ex. 15.9. ch. 8.20.
c ch. 37.7.
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As I live, saith the dKing, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as eTabor is among the mountains, and as fCarmel by the sea, so gshall he come.

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O thou hdaughter dwelling in Egypt, 7furnish thyself to go iinto captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.

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Egypt is like a jvery fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh kout of the north.

j Ho. 10.11. ch. 50.11.
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Also her lhired men are in the midst of her mlike 8fatted bullocks; for nthey also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because othe day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.

l v.9,16. ch. 25.20; 50.37.
n v.5,15,16.
o De. 32.35. Ps. 37.13. ch. 50.27.
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The voice thereof shall go plike a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and qcome against her with axes, as *hewers of wood.

q Is. 10.33,34; 14.8; 37.24. ch. 51.20-23.
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They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more rthan the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

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The sdaughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she tshall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.

s v.11,19. Ps. 137.8.
t v.25,26. Eze. 29-32. Is. 19.
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The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the 9multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, uwith their gods, and their vkings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:

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And I 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 wafterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD.

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¶But xfear 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.

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Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for yI will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: zbut I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; ayet will I 10not leave thee wholly unpunished.