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The overthrow of Pharaoh's army, ver. 1 - 12.
The conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar, ver. 13 - 26.
God's people comforted, ver. 27, 28.
1: The word - This verse contains the title of all the ensuing
discourses; for, tho' there be some verses in these chapters that
relate to the Jews, yet they are all concerning their restoration.
The prophecies of judgments from the beginning of this chapter to the
fifty - second, are all against foreign nations, which are called Gentiles.
4: Brigandines - Coats of mail.
6: Let not the swift - It is in vain for the swift to flee away,
the mighty men shall not escape, but they shall stumble and fall at
Carchemish, which was near the river Euphrates, and northward from
9: And the Lydians - They were all auxiliaries to the Egyptians
in this expedition.
10: Made drunk - These phrases only metaphorically signify, the great
slaughter God would make that day amongst the Egyptians.
12: Stumbled - Stumbling one upon another, so that both those that
went before, and those who followed after, should fall together.
14: Declare - Publish this over all the land of Egypt.
17: Pharaoh - Hath made a great noise, but it cometh to nothing.
Passed - That is, he hath passed the time himself fixed when he would
cone, and fight the Chaldeans.
18: Surely - He shall as certainly come and encompass you with his
armies, as Tabor is encompassed with mountains, and as Carmel is by
20: A serpent - Egypt is now like an heifer that makes a great
bellowing, but the time shall come when she shall make a lesser
noise like the hissing of a serpent. With axes - For the Chaldeans
shall come with an army, armed with battle - axes, as if they came
to fell wood in a forest.
23: Tho' - Tho' it seem impenetrable.