The word of the Lord that came to Jeremias the prophet against the Gentiles,
Against Egypt, against the army of Pharao Nechao king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Charcamis, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon defeated, in the fourth year of Joakim the son of Josias king of Juda.
Prepare ye the shield and buckler, and go forth to battle.
Harness the horses, and get up, ye horsemen: stand forth with helmets, furbish the spears, put on coats of mail.
What then? I have seen them dismayed, and turning their backs, their valiant ones slain: they fled apace, and they looked not back: terror was round about, saith the Lord.
Let not the swift flee away, nor the strong think to escape: they are overthrown, and fallen down, towards the north by the river Euphrates.