Message About Egypt
46:1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the
prophet against the Gentiles;
46:2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho 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.
46:3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to
46:4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand
forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the
46:5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away
back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled
apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, saith
46:6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man
escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the
46:7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters
are moved as the rivers?
46:8 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
46:9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the
mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that
handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the
46:10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day
of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and
the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made
drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a
sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
46:11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the
daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines;
for thou shalt not be cured.
46:12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath
filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against
the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
46:13 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet,
how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the
land of Egypt.
46:14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and
publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and
prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.
46:15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not,
because the LORD did drive them.
46:16 He made many to fall, yea, one 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.
46:17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a
noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
46:18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of
hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel
by the sea, so shall he come.
46:19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to
go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate
without an inhabitant.
46:20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction
cometh; it cometh out of the north.
46:21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like
fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled
away together: they did not stand, because the day of their
calamity was come upon them, and the time of their
46:22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they
shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as
hewers of wood.
46:23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD,
though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the
grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
46:24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall
be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
46:25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold,
I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt,
with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them
that trust in him:
46:26 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 afterward
it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the
46:27 But 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.
46:28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith 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.