Jeremiah 46:4

4 Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears, put on your armor!

Read Jeremiah 46:4 Using Other Translations

Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your armor!
Harness the horses, and mount the stallions. Take your positions. Put on your helmets. Sharpen your spears, and prepare your armor.

What does Jeremiah 46:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 46:4

Harness the horses
Put on their bridles and saddles and gird them: or, "bind the horses" F18; that is, to the chariots; put them to, as we commonly express it: Egypt abounded in horses, and so no doubt brought a large cavalry, and a multitude of chariots, into the field of battle: and get up, ye horsemen;
upon the horses, or into the chariots, and so be ready to receive the enemy, or to attack him: and stand forth with [your] helmets;
present themselves on horseback, or in their chariots, with their helmets on their heads, to cover them in the day of battle: furbish the spears;
that they may be sharp and piercing, and look bright and glittering, and strike terror in the enemy: [and] put on the brigandines;
coats of mail, to cover the whole body, which were made of iron, consisting of rings, as Kimchi observes.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (Myowoh wroa) "ligate equos", Montanus, Calvin; "alligate", Schmidt.
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