46 13 The word which Yahweh spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt: 46 14 "Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol;
proclaim in Memphis and Tahpanhes;
Say, 'Stand ready and be prepared,
for the sword shall devour round about you.'
46 15 Why has Apis fled?
Why did not your bull stand?
Because Yahweh thrust him down.
46 16 Your multitude stumbled and fell,
and they said one to another,
'Arise, and let us go back to our own people
and to the land of our birth,
because of the sword of the oppressor.'
46 17 Call the name of Pharaoh, king of Egypt,
'Noisy one who lets the hour go by.'
46 18 "As I live, says the King,
whose name is Yahweh of hosts,
like Tabor among the mountains,
and like Carmel by the sea, shall one come.
46 19 Prepare yourselves baggage for exile,
O inhabitants of Egypt!
For Memphis shall become a waste,
a ruin, without inhabitant.
46 20 "A beautiful heifer is Egypt,
but a gadfly from the north has come upon her.
46 21 Even her hired soldiers in her midst
are like fatted calves;
yea, they have turned and fled together,
they did not stand;
for the day of their calamity has come upon them,
the time of their punishment.
46 22 "She makes a sound like a serpent gliding away;
for her enemies march in force,
and come against her with axes,
like those who fell trees.
46 23 They shall cut down her forest,
though it is impenetrable,
because they are more numerous than locusts;
they are without number.
46 24 The daughter of Egypt shall be put to shame,
she shall be delivered into the hand of a people from the north." - The LORD will save his people. Jr.46.25-28
46 25 Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, said: "Behold, I am bringing punishment upon Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt and her gods and her kings, upon Pharaoh and those who trust in him.