Jeremiah 46 ©
1 Jeremiah prophesieth the overthrow of Pharaoh's army at Euphrates, 13 and the conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar: 27 he comforteth Jacob in his captivity.
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.
Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; *furbish the spears, and put on the *brigandines.
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.
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.
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.
¶The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, show Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.
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.
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.
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.
They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more rthan the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
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.
¶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.
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.