Command the horses to go and the chariots to roll! Send out the soldiers: men from Ethiopia and Libya, carrying shields, and skilled archers from Lydia.' "
This is the day of the Sovereign Lord Almighty: today he will take revenge; today he will punish his enemies. His sword will eat them until it is full, and drink their blood until it is satisfied. Today the Almighty sacrifices his victims in the north, by the Euphrates.
People of Egypt, go to Gilead and look for medicine! All your medicine has proved useless; nothing can heal you.
Nations have heard of your shame; everyone has heard you cry. One soldier trips over another, and both of them fall to the ground.
When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia came to attack Egypt, the Lord spoke to me. He said, 1
"Proclaim it in the towns of Egypt, in Migdol, Memphis, and Tahpanhes: "Get ready to defend yourselves; all you have will be destroyed in war!
Why has your mighty god Apis fallen? The Lord has struck him down!'
Your soldiers have stumbled and fallen; each one says to the other, "Hurry! Let's go home to our people and escape the enemy's sword!'
"Give the king of Egypt a new name - "Noisy Braggart Who Missed His Chance.'
I, the Lord Almighty, am king. I am the living God. As Mount Tabor towers above the mountains and Mount Carmel stands high above the sea, so will be the strength of the one who attacks you.
Get ready to be taken prisoner, you people of Egypt! Memphis will be made a desert, a ruin where no one lives.