26 Abner called out to Joab, “Must the sword devour(A) forever? Don’t you realize that this will end in bitterness? How long before you order your men to stop pursuing their fellow Israelites?”

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12 Over all the barren heights in the desert
    destroyers will swarm,
for the sword(A) of the Lord(B) will devour(C)
    from one end of the land to the other;(D)
    no one will be safe.(E)

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Disaster Because of Idolatry

44 This word came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews living in Lower Egypt(A)—in Migdol,(B) Tahpanhes(C) and Memphis(D)—and in Upper Egypt:(E)

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10 But that day(A) belongs to the Lord, the Lord Almighty—
    a day of vengeance(B), for vengeance on his foes.
The sword will devour(C) till it is satisfied,
    till it has quenched its thirst with blood.(D)
For the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will offer sacrifice(E)
    in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.(F)

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14 “Announce this in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol;
    proclaim it also in Memphis(A) and Tahpanhes:(B)
‘Take your positions and get ready,
    for the sword devours(C) those around you.’

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