1The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the
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.
This is what the word of God said to Jeremiah about the Gentiles:
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 LORD.
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
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 Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the
Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10For 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
For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance.
The sword will devour and will be made drunk with blood.
The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar
king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.
This is the word that God spoke to Jeremiah about how Nebuchadrezzar would smite 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.
The sword will devour in Egypt.
15Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did
God has killed your valiant men.
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.
They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed
the time appointed.
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
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
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.
He made them kill each other.
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:
God will punish Pharaoh and all the gods of Egypt. 
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
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 unpunished.
He'll deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar.