Egypt rises like the Nile,
and its waters churn like rivers.
He boasts, “I will go up, I will cover the earth;
I will destroy cities with their residents.”
Rise up, you cavalry!
Race furiously, you chariots!
Let the warriors go out—
Cush and Put,(A)
who are able to handle shields,
and the Ludim,(B)
who are able to handle and string the bow.(C)
10 That day belongs to the Lord, the God of Hosts,
a day of vengeance to avenge Himself
against His adversaries.
The sword will devour and be satisfied;
it will drink its fill of their blood,
because it will be a sacrifice(D) to the Lord, the God of Hosts,
in the northern land by the Euphrates River.

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