“Harness the horses,
And [a]mount the steeds,
And take your stand with helmets on!
(A)Polish the spears,
Put on the (B)scale-armor!

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  1. Jeremiah 46:4 Or go up, you horsemen

Harness the horses,
    mount the steeds!
Take your positions
    with helmets on!
Polish(A) your spears,
    put on your armor!(B)

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Go up, you horses, and [a](A)drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may [b]march forward:
Ethiopia and [c](B)Put, that handle the shield,
And the [d](C)Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

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  1. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit act like madmen
  2. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit go forth
  3. Jeremiah 46:9 I.e. Libya (or Somaliland)
  4. Jeremiah 46:9 Heb Ludim

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)Proclaim this among the nations:
(B)Prepare a war; (C)rouse the mighty men!
Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!
10 (D)Beat your plowshares into swords
And your pruning hooks into spears;
(E)Let the weak say, “I am a mighty man.”

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Proclaim this among the nations:
    Prepare for war!(A)
Rouse the warriors!(B)
    Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords
    and your pruning hooks(C) into spears.(D)
Let the weakling(E) say,
    “I am strong!”(F)

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