Now Sennacherib received a report that Tirhakah, the king of Cush,[a] was marching out to fight against him. So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word:

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  1. 2 Kings 19:9 That is, the upper Nile region

With twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen and the innumerable troops of Libyans,(A) Sukkites and Cushites[a](B) that came with him from Egypt,

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  1. 2 Chronicles 12:3 That is, people from the upper Nile region

Were not the Cushites[a](A) and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers(B) of chariots and horsemen[b]? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered(C) them into your hand.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 16:8 That is, people from the upper Nile region
  2. 2 Chronicles 16:8 Or charioteers

11 In that day(A) the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant(B) of his people from Assyria,(C) from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,(D) from Cush,[a](E) from Elam,(F) from Babylonia,[b] from Hamath(G) and from the islands(H) of the Mediterranean.(I)

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  1. Isaiah 11:11 That is, the upper Nile region
  2. Isaiah 11:11 Hebrew Shinar

A Prophecy Against Cush

18 Woe(A) to the land of whirring wings[a]
    along the rivers of Cush,[b](B)

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  1. Isaiah 18:1 Or of locusts
  2. Isaiah 18:1 That is, the upper Nile region

Then the Lord said, “Just as my servant(A) Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years,(B) as a sign(C) and portent(D) against Egypt(E) and Cush,[a](F)

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  1. Isaiah 20:3 That is, the upper Nile region; also in verse 5

For I am the Lord your God,(A)
    the Holy One(B) of Israel, your Savior;(C)
I give Egypt(D) for your ransom,
    Cush[a](E) and Seba(F) in your stead.(G)

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  1. Isaiah 43:3 That is, the upper Nile region

Charge, you horses!
    Drive furiously, you charioteers!(A)
March on, you warriors—men of Cush[a](B) and Put who carry shields,
    men of Lydia(C) who draw the bow.

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  1. Jeremiah 46:9 That is, the upper Nile region

A sword will come against Egypt,(A)
    and anguish will come upon Cush.[a](B)
When the slain fall in Egypt,
    her wealth will be carried away
    and her foundations torn down.(C)

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  1. Ezekiel 30:4 That is, the upper Nile region; also in verses 5 and 9

“‘On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten Cush(A) out of her complacency. Anguish(B) will take hold of them on the day of Egypt’s doom, for it is sure to come.(C)

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Persia, Cush[a](A) and Put(B) will be with them, all with shields and helmets,

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  1. Ezekiel 38:5 That is, the upper Nile region

Cush[a](A) and Egypt were her boundless strength;
    Put(B) and Libya(C) were among her allies.

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  1. Nahum 3:9 That is, the upper Nile region

Cush

12 “You Cushites,[a](A) too,
    will be slain by my sword.(B)

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  1. Zephaniah 2:12 That is, people from the upper Nile region

10 From beyond the rivers of Cush[a](A)
    my worshipers, my scattered people,
    will bring me offerings.(B)

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  1. Zephaniah 3:10 That is, the upper Nile region

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