8Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith , I will go up , and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
Come up , ye horses; and rage , ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth ; the Ethiopiansa and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.10
For this is the day of the LordGOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour , and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the LordGOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the northcountry by the riverEuphrates.11
Go up into Gilead, and takebalm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use manymedicines; for thou shalt not be cured.12
The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallenbothtogether.13
The word that the LORDspake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzarking of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.14Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes:say ye, Stand fast , and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.
Why are thy valiant men swept away ? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
He made many to fall , yea, onefell upon another: and they said , Arise , and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity,from the oppressingsword.17
They did cry there, Pharaohking of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.18
As I live,saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come .