Modern English Version
8 Egypt rises up like the Nile,
and his waters surge about like the rivers.
And he has said, I will go up and will cover the land.
I will surely destroy the city and its inhabitants.
9 Come up, O horses,
and rage, O chariots!
And let the mighty men come forth:
the Ethiopians and the Libyans who handle the shield,
and the Lydians who handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the day of the Lord God of Hosts,
a day of vengeance, so that He may avenge Himself of His adversaries.
And the sword will devour;
and it will be satiated and made drunk with their blood;
for the Lord God of Hosts has a slaughter
in the north country by the River Euphrates.