Jeremiah 46:7-17 NRS

7 Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge?
8 Egypt rises like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge. It said, Let me rise, let me cover the earth, let me destroy cities and their inhabitants.
9 Advance, O horses, and dash madly, O chariots! Let the warriors go forth: Ethiopia a and Put who carry the shield, the Ludim, who draw b the bow.

References for Jeremiah 46:9

    • ä 46:9 - Or [Nubia]; Heb [Cush]
    • å 46:9 - Cn: Heb [who grasp, who draw]
      10 That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of retribution, to gain vindication from his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice in the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
      11 Go up to Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter Egypt! In vain you have used many medicines; there is no healing for you.
      12 The nations have heard of your shame, and the earth is full of your cry; for warrior has stumbled against warrior; both have fallen together.
      13 The word that the Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about the coming of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon to attack the land of Egypt:
      14 Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol; proclaim in Memphis and Tahpanhes; Say, "Take your stations and be ready, for the sword shall devour those around you."
      15 Why has Apis fled? c Why did your bull not stand? —because the Lord thrust him down.

      References for Jeremiah 46:15

        • æ 46:15 - Gk: Heb [Why was it swept away]
          16 Your multitude stumbled d and fell, and one said to another, e "Come, let us go back to our own people and to the land of our birth, because of the destroying sword."

          References for Jeremiah 46:16

            • ç 46:16 - Gk: Meaning of Heb uncertain
            • è 46:16 - Gk: Heb [and fell one to another and they said]
              17 Give Pharaoh, king of Egypt, the name "Braggart who missed his chance."