Jeremiah 46:15

15 Why will your warriors be laid low? They cannot stand, for the LORD will push them down.

Read Jeremiah 46:15 Using Other Translations

Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
Why are your mighty ones face down? They do not stand because the LORD thrust them down.
Why have your warriors fallen? They cannot stand, for the LORD has knocked them down.

What does Jeremiah 46:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 46:15

Why are thy valiant [men] swept away?
&c.] As with a mighty torrent, or a sweeping rain; so the word is used in ( Proverbs 28:3 ) ; to which the Chaldean army may be compared; which came with such irresistible force as to drive the Egyptians from their posts, so that they could not stand their ground. The Septuagint renders it,

``why does Apis flee from thee? thy choice ox does not continue.''
Which was the god of the Egyptians, they worshipped in the form of an ox; this could not protect them, though thought by them to be very mighty and powerful; so Aelianus F9 says Apis with the Egyptians is believed to be a most powerful deity; yet could not save them; but the word signifies their nobles, their mighty men of war, their generals and officers, at least their valiant soldiers; who yet were not able to stand the tide of power that came against them. The reason was, because the Lord did drive them;
by means of the Chaldeans; he dispirited them; he put them into a panic, and they fled from their posts; there is no standing against the Lord.
FOOTNOTES:

F9 De Animal. l. 11. c. 10.
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