The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet 1concerning the nations.
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:
34"Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle!
45Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, 6polish your spears, put on your armor!
Why have I seen it? They are dismayed and have turned backward. Their 7warriors are beaten down and have fled in haste; 8they look not back-- 9terror on every side! declares the LORD.
"The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; 10in the north by the river Euphrates 11they have stumbled and fallen.