The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.
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:
"Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle!
Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your coats of mail!
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.
The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphra'tes they have stumbled and fallen.
"Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge?