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Jeremiah 46 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:1 - The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:2 - 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:3 - "Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:4 - Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your coats of mail!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:5 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:6 - The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphra'tes they have stumbled and fallen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:7 - "Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:8 - Egypt rises like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge. He said, I will rise, I will cover the earth, I will destroy cities and their inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:9 - Advance, O horses, and rage, O chariots! Let the warriors go forth: men of Ethiopia and Put who handle the shield, men of Lud, skilled in handling the bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:10 - That day is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord GOD of hosts holds a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphra'tes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:11 - Go up to Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you have used many medicines; there is no healing for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:12 - The nations have heard of your shame, and the earth is full of your cry; for warrior has stumbled against warrior; they have both fallen together."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:13 - The word which the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:14 - "Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol; proclaim in Memphis and Tah'panhes; Say, 'Stand ready and be prepared, for the sword shall devour round about you.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:15 - Why has Apis fled? Why did not your bull stand? Because the LORD thrust him down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:16 - Your multitude stumbled and fell, and they said one to another, 'Arise, and let us go back to our own people and to the land of our birth, because of the sword of the oppressor.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:17 - Call the name of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, 'Noisy one who lets the hour go by.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:18 - "As I live, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, like Tabor among the mountains, and like Carmel by the sea, shall one come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:19 - Prepare yourselves baggage for exile, O inhabitants of Egypt! For Memphis shall become a waste, a ruin, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:20 - "A beautiful heifer is Egypt, but a gadfly from the north has come upon her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:21 - Even her hired soldiers in her midst are like fatted calves; yea, they have turned and fled together, they did not stand; for the day of their calamity has come upon them, the time of their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:22 - "She makes a sound like a serpent gliding away; for her enemies march in force, and come against her with axes, like those who fell trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:23 - They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it is impenetrable, because they are more numerous than locusts; they are without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:24 - The daughter of Egypt shall be put to shame, she shall be delivered into the hand of a people from the north."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:25 - The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, said: "Behold, I am bringing punishment upon Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt and her gods and her kings, upon Pharaoh and those who trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:26 - I will deliver them into the hand of those who seek their life, into the hand of Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon and his officers. Afterward Egypt shall be inhabited as in the days of old, says the LORD.
(cf. Jer 30:10, 11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - "But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel; for lo, I will save you from afar, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:28 - Fear not, O Jacob my servant, says the LORD, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will chasten you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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