God tells Jeremiah about the things that he will do to Egypt.
Stand ready with hard hats on your heads.
Make sharp the knives that you throw.
Put on strong clothes of leather and metal.
They are running away.
Their soldiers have not won the fight.
They are running away fast.
They do not look behind them.
Everything round them makes them afraid,’
says the Lord.
The strong men cannot run away.
They are falling by the River Euphrates.
In the north, they fall down.
It rises like the great waters of the River Nile.
like rivers of fast waters.
Egypt says, ‘I will rise up and I will cover the earth.
I will destroy cities and I will kill their people.’
Men in their
The soldiers continue to march.
Men from Ethiopia and Put are carrying their
Men from the people called Lydians are bringing their bows.
He is angry with his enemies and he will
His soldiers will kill with their
They will kill many people.
They will be like a hungry man. He eats until he is not still hungry.
The Lord, the great and powerful Lord, will offer up the dead people.
He will offer them in a place in the north by the River Euphrates.
Go, you young women in Egypt.
But many medicines will not make you better.
Nothing will make you well.
All the people on earth will hear you when you cry.
Two soldiers will knock against each other.
They will fall down together.
And tell it to the people in Memphis and in Tahpanhes.
“Get ready to fight because they are killing all the people round you.”
They cannot stand because the Lord will push them down.
They will fall over each other.
They will say, “Get up. Let us return to our own people and to our own country.
We want to run from these fights and from our enemies.”
“The king of Egypt is weak. He is like a loud noise.
He is too late to win the fight.” ’
‘I am giving a promise to you. Someone will come who will be great.
He will be as great among men as Tabor and Carmel are great among the mountains.
They will destroy Memphis. Its buildings will lie in pieces and nobody will live there.
They will run away together. They will not stand and fight.
Now the day is coming when the Lord will kill those soldiers.
They will attack it with axes.
They will be like men who cut down trees,
‘There are too many enemies to count.
They are like many insects that seem like a great cloud.
The people from the north will make them their
I will certainly bring you from a far country.
I will save your children from the places where they went as
Jacob (Israel) will again have
Then nobody will make him afraid.
because I am with you,’ says the Lord.
‘I may completely destroy all the countries where I send you.
But I will never completely destroy you.
I will be fair when I