That whichcame as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet1concerning the nations.
To 2Egypt, concerning the army of 3PharaohNecoking of Egypt, which was by the EuphratesRiver at 4Carchemish, whichNebuchadnezzarking of Babylondefeated in the 5fourthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah :
"6Line up the shield and abuckler, And drawnear for the battle !
4"Harness the horses, And bmount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets on! 7Polish the spears, Put on the 8scale-armor !
5"Why have I seen it? They are terrified, They are 9drawingback, And their 10mightymen are defeated And have takenrefuge in flight, Withoutfacingback ; c11Terror is on everyside !" Declares the LORD.
Let not the 12swiftmanflee, Nor the mightymanescape ; In the northbeside the riverEuphrates They have 13stumbled and fallen.