The word that the Lord spake to Jeremiah the prophet
This is a new and distinct prophecy from the former, though concerning Egypt as that; but in this they differ; the former prophecy respects only the overthrow of the Egyptian army at a certain place; this latter the general destruction of the land; and was fulfilled some years after the other; Jarchi says, according to their chronicles F7, in the twenty seventh year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign: how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come;
or, "concerning the coming F8 of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon", to smite the land of Egypt;
who was to come, and did come, out of his country, into the land of Egypt, to smite the inhabitants of it with the sword, take their cities, plunder them of their substance, and make them tributary to him.
F7 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 26. p. 77.
F8 (ruardkwbn awbl) "de venturo Nebuchadretzare", Junius & Tremellius; "de adventu Nebuchadretsaris", Calvin, Munster, Piscator; "de veniendo", Vatablus, Montanus.