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Egypt rises like the Nile,
    like rivers whose waters surge.
It said, Let me rise, let me cover the earth,
    let me destroy cities and their inhabitants.
Advance, O horses,
    and dash madly, O chariots!
Let the warriors go forth:
    Ethiopia[a] and Put who carry the shield,
    the Ludim, who draw[b] the bow.
10 That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts,
    a day of retribution,
    to gain vindication from his foes.
The sword shall devour and be sated,
    and drink its fill of their blood.
For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice
    in the land of the north by the river Euphrates.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 46:9 Or Nubia; Heb Cush
  2. Jeremiah 46:9 Cn: Heb who grasp, who draw

Egypt rises like the Nile,(A)
    like rivers of surging waters.
She says, ‘I will rise and cover the earth;
    I will destroy cities and their people.’(B)
Charge, you horses!
    Drive furiously, you charioteers!(C)
March on, you warriors—men of Cush[a](D) and Put who carry shields,
    men of Lydia(E) who draw the bow.
10 But that day(F) belongs to the Lord, the Lord Almighty—
    a day of vengeance(G), for vengeance on his foes.
The sword will devour(H) till it is satisfied,
    till it has quenched its thirst with blood.(I)
For the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will offer sacrifice(J)
    in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.(K)

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Footnotes

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

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