About Egypt. 2Concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish and which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in 3the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
1018That day is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, 19a day of vengeance, 20to avenge himself on his foes. 21The sword shall devour and be sated and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord GOD of hosts holds 22a sacrifice 23in the north country 24by the river Euphrates.
Even her hired soldiers in her midst are like 48fattened calves; yes, they have turned and fled together; they did not stand, for the day of their calamity has come upon them, 49the time of their punishment.
2658I will deliver them into the hand of those who seek their life, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. 59Afterward Egypt shall be inhabited 60as in the days of old, declares the LORD.
2761"But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid.
2862Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the LORD, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. 63I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished."