ImmerseProphets - Page 298


by the sword of the enemy
and the Lord’s fierce anger.
The following messages were given to Jer­e­mi­ah the prophet from the
Lord concerning foreign nations.
This message concerning Egypt was given in the fourth year of the reign
of Je­hoi­a­kim son of Jo­si­ah, the king of Ju­dah, on the occasion of the battle
of Car­che­mish when Pha­raoh Neco, king of Egypt, and his army were
defeated beside the Eu­phra­tes River by King Neb­uc­ had­nez­zar of Bab­ylon.
“Prepare your shields,
and advance into battle!
Harness the horses,
and mount the stallions.
Take your positions.
Put on your helmets.
Sharpen your spears,
and prepare your armor.
But what do I see?
The Egyptian army flees in terror.
The bravest of its fighting men run
without a backward glance.
They are terrorized at every turn,”
says the Lord.
“The swiftest runners cannot flee;
the mightiest warriors cannot escape.
By the Euphrates River to the north,
they stumble and fall.
“Who is this, rising like the Nile at floodtime,
overflowing all the land?
It is the Egyptian army,
overflowing all the land,
boasting that it will cover the earth like a flood,
destroying cities and their people.
Charge, you horses and chariots;
attack, you mighty warriors of Egypt!
Come, all you allies from Ethiopia, Libya, and Lydia
who are skilled with the shield and bow!
For this is the day of the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,

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