The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;
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.
Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets;
furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
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 the
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and
fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
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
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 bow.
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.
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.
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.
The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of
Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.
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.
Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive
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
They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time
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.
O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph
shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the
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 visitation.
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.
They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched;
because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of
the people of the north.
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:
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 LORD.
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.
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