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Jeremiah 46:1-6 (Common English Bible)

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ORACLES CONCERNING THE NATIONS

1 This is what the LORD told the prophet Jeremiah concerning the nations.

Prophecy against Egypt

2 About Egypt! A message for the army of Pharaoh Neco, Egypt's king, which was defeated by Babylon's Nebuchadnezzar at Carchemish near the Euphrates River in the fourth year of Judah's King Jehoiakim, Josiah's son: 3 Grab your shields and prepare for war! 4 Saddle the horses; mount the stallions! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears; put on your armor! 5 Why do I see them terrified, retreating in haste? Their soldiers are crushed, running for cover, and they don't turn back. Panic lurks at every turn, declares the LORD. 6 The swift can't flee; the mighty can't escape. Up north by the Euphrates River, they stagger and fall.
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