The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;2
Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnechoking of Egypt, which was by the riverEuphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzarking of Babylonsmote in the fourthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiahking of Judah.3Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.4Harness the horses; and get up , ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets;furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.5
Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down , and are fledapace, and look not back : for fear was round about,saith the LORD.6
Let not the swift flee away , nor the mighty manescape ; they shall stumble , and fall toward the northby the riverEuphrates.