And the king of Egypt came not any more out of his land
To receive the tribute he imposed on the land of Judah, or to help the kings there of, Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin; not till the times of Zedekiah, and then was obliged to retire, without giving any assistance, ( Jeremiah 37:7 ) the reason follows,
for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the
river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt;
all that lay between the river Nile, or the Rhinocolura, and the river Euphrates so that he could not stir out of his dominions, which lay beyond.