Jeremiah 46-48New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Defeat of Pharaoh Foretold
46 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.
2 To Egypt, concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
3 “Line up the shield and [a]buckler,
13 This is the [m]message which the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:
14 “Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol,
25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says, “Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him. 26 I shall give them over to the [v]power of those who are seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his [w]officers. Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old,” declares the Lord.
27 “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Prophecy against Philistia
47 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh [x]conquered Gaza. 2 Thus says the Lord:
“Behold, waters are going to rise from the north
Prophecy against Moab
48 Concerning Moab. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
“Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed;
11 “Moab has been at ease since his youth;
12 Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will send to him those who tip vessels, and they will tip him over, and they will empty his vessels and shatter [ai]his jars. 13 And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.
14 “How can you say, ‘We are mighty warriors,
21 “Judgment has also come upon the plain, upon Holon, Jahzah and against Mephaath, 22 against Dibon, Nebo and Beth-diblathaim, 23 against Kiriathaim, Beth-gamul and Beth-meon, 24 against Kerioth, Bozrah and all the cities of the land of Moab, far and near. 25 The horn of Moab has been cut off and his arm broken,” declares the Lord. 26 “Make him drunk, for he has [ap]become arrogant toward the Lord; so Moab will [aq]wallow in his vomit, and he also will become a laughingstock. 27 Now was not Israel a laughingstock to you? Or was he [ar]caught among thieves? For each time you speak about him you shake your head in scorn.
28 “Leave the cities and dwell among the crags,
34 From the outcry at Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have [au]raised their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate. 35 I will make an end of Moab,” declares the Lord, “the one who offers sacrifice on the high place and the one who [av]burns incense to his gods.
36 “Therefore My heart [aw]wails for Moab like flutes; My heart also [ax]wails like flutes for the men of Kir-heres. Therefore they have lost the abundance it produced. 37 For every head is bald and every beard cut short; there are gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins. 38 On all the housetops of Moab and in its streets [ay]there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable vessel,” declares the Lord. 39 “How [az]shattered it is! How they have wailed! How Moab has turned his back—he is ashamed! So Moab will become a laughingstock and an object of terror to all around him.”
40 For thus says the Lord:
“Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle
45 “In the shadow of Heshbon
Thus far the judgment on Moab.
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