A Day of Vengeance1 And came to pass the word of the lord to Jeremiah the prophet against all nations, 2 against Egypt, against the force of Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt, who was at the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which [4struck 1Nebuchadnezzar 2king 3of Babylon], which was in the [2year 1fourth] of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah. 3 Take up weapons and shields, and lead forward to battle! 4 Saddle the horses, mount up the horsemen, and put on your helmets! Furbish the spears, and put on your chest plates! 5 Why is it that they are terrified and retreat to the rear? because their strong ones shall be beaten; [2a flight into exile 1they fled], and they shall not return compassing round about, says the lord. 6 Let not [3flee 1the 2nimble], and let not [3be rescued 1the 2strong] by the north! The ones by the river Euphrates are weakened and have fallen. 7 What is this [2as 3a river 1that shall ascend], even as rivers swell up by water? 8 The waters of Egypt [2as 3a river 1shall ascend]; and he said, I will ascend and cover up the earth; and I will destroy the city and the ones dwelling in it. 9 Mount upon the horses and prepare the chariots! Let come forth the warriors of Ethiopia, and Libyans armed with shields! And ascend, O Lydians, stretch tight the bow! 10 And that day will be to the lord God of the forces a day of vengeance, to take vengeance on his enemies. And [3shall devour 1the 2sword], and be filled, and be intoxicated from their blood. For there is a sacrifice to the lord of Hosts upon a land of the north at the river Euphrates. 11 Ascend to Gilead, and take balm to the virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you multiplied your cures; [2benefit 1there is no] to you. 12 [2heard 1The nations] your voice, and [4with your cry 3was filled 1the 2earth]. For warrior against warrior is weakened together, [2fell 1both].
The Word to Nebuchadnezzar13 What the lord spoke by the hand of Jeremiah the prophet concerning the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt. 14 Announce in Egypt, and [2audible 1make] in Migdol, and exhort in Memphis! And in Tahpanhes say! Attend to and prepare! for [2devoured 1the sword] your yew tree. 15 Why did he flee after [2calf 1your chosen]? He remained not, for the lord disabled him. 16 And your multitude weakened and fell; and each [2to 3his neighbor 1said], We should rise up and return to our people and unto our fatherland, from the face [2sword 1of the Grecian]. 17 Call the name Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt, Saon Esbeie Moed. 18 As I live, says the king, the lord of the forces, for as Tabor is in the mountains, and as Carmel is by the sea, he shall come. 19 [3items 4for settlement 1Make 2for yourself], O one dwelling, O daughter of Egypt. For Memphis [2for 3extinction 1will be], and shall be called, Woe, by there not existing ones dwelling in her. 20 [2is a heifer 3being bedecked 1Egypt], a broken branch from the north came upon her. 21 And her hirelings in her are as calves well fed, being maintained in her; for also they turned and fled with one accord. They did not stand, for the day of destruction came upon them, and the time of their punishment. 22 Her voice is as a serpent hissing, for [2in 3sand 1they shall go]. With axes they shall come upon her as ones felling wood. 23 You cut down her forest! says the lord. For in no way should their number be imagined; for it is multiplied above the locust, and there is no number to them. 24 [4shall be disgraced 1The 2daughter 3of Egypt]. She is delivered into the hands of the people from the north. 25 Says the lord of the forces, the God of Israel, Behold, I punish Amon her son by Egypt, and upon her gods, and upon her kings, and upon Pharaoh, and upon the ones relying upon him. 26 And I will give them into the hand of the ones seeking their life, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants. And after these things it shall be as in the [2days 1old], says the lord. 27 But you should not be fearful, my servant Jacob, nor should you be terrified Israel. For behold, I deliver you from far off, and your seed from their captivity. And Jacob shall return, and shall be tranquil, and shall sleep, and there will not be one troubling him. 28 You should not fear, my child, Jacob, says the lord, For [3with 4you 2am 1I]. For I will appoint consummation among every nation in which I led you out of there. But you in no way will I appoint to cease, and I will correct you in judgment; but [4as innocent 1I will not 2acquit 3you].
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