This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations:12
Concerning Egypt:2 This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Necho3 king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish4 on the Euphrates5 River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim6 son of Josiah king of Judah:
"Prepare your shields,7 both large and small, and march out for battle!
Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish8 your spears, put on your armor!95
What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee10 in haste without looking back, and there is terror11 on every side," declares the LORD.
"The swift cannot flee12 nor the strong escape. In the north by the River Euphrates13 they stumble and fall.14