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Jeremiah 46:8-18 (English Standard Version)

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8 Egypt rises like the Nile, like rivers 1whose waters surge. He said, 'I will rise, I will cover the earth, I will destroy cities and their inhabitants.' 9 2Advance, O horses, and rage, O chariots! Let the warriors go out: men of Cush and 3Put who handle the shield, 4men of Lud, skilled in handling the bow. 10 5That day is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, 6a day of vengeance, 7to avenge himself on his foes. 8The sword shall devour and be sated and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord GOD of hosts holds 9a sacrifice 10in the north country 11by the river Euphrates. 11 12Go up to Gilead, and take 13balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you have used many medicines; 14there is no healing for you. 12 The nations have heard of your shame, and the earth is full of your cry; 15for warrior has stumbled against warrior; they have both fallen together." 13 The word that the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of 16Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to strike the land of Egypt: 14 "Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in 17Migdol; proclaim in 18Memphis and 19Tahpanhes; say, 20'Stand ready and be prepared, for 21the sword shall devour around you.' 15 Why are your mighty ones face down? They do not standa because the LORD thrust them down. 16 He made many stumble, 22and they fell, and they said one to another, 'Arise, and let us go back to our own people and to the land of our birth, 23because of the sword of the oppressor.' 17 Call the name of 24Pharaoh, king of Egypt, 'Noisy one who lets the hour go by.' 18 25"As I live, declares the King, 26whose name is the LORD of hosts, like 27Tabor among the mountains and like 28Carmel by the sea, shall one come.
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