Jeremiah 46:1-7 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations. 1 This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations:
2 About Egypt. Concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphra'tes at Car'chemish and which Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoi'akim the son of Josi'ah, king of Judah: 2 Concerning Egypt: This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on the Euphrates River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah:
3 "Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle! 3 "Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle!
4 Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your coats of mail! 4 Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears, put on your armor!
5 Why have I seen it? They are dismayed and have turned backward. Their warriors are beaten down, and have fled in haste; they look not back--terror on every side! says the LORD. 5 What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee in haste without looking back, and there is terror on every side," declares the LORD.
6 The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphra'tes they have stumbled and fallen. 6 "The swift cannot flee nor the strong escape. In the north by the River Euphrates they stumble and fall.
7 "Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge? 7 "Who is this that rises like the Nile, like rivers of surging waters?