The following messages were given to Jeremiah the prophet from the LORD concerning foreign nations.
This message concerning Egypt was given in the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, a the king of Judah, on the occasion of the battle of Carchemish when Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, and his army were defeated beside the Euphrates River by King Nebuchadnezzar b of Babylon.
"Buckle on your armor and advance into battle!
Harness the horses, and prepare to mount them. Put on your helmets, sharpen your spears, and prepare your armor.
But look! The Egyptian army flees in terror. The bravest of its fighting men run without a backward glance. They are terrorized at every turn, says the LORD.
The swiftest cannot flee; the mightiest warriors cannot escape. By the Euphrates River to the north they stumble and fall.
"Who is this, rising like the Nile River at floodtime, overflowing all the land?
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)