Jeremiah 46:4
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New American Standard Bible
"Harness the horses, And mount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets on! Polish the spears, Put on the scale-armor!

King James Bible
Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

Darby Bible Translation
Harness the horses, and mount ye horsemen, and stand forth with helmets; polish the spears, put on the coats of mail!

World English Bible
Harness the horses, and get up, you horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, put on the coats of mail.

Young's Literal Translation
Gird the horses, and go up, ye horsemen, And station yourselves with helmets, Polish the javelins, put on the coats of mail.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

From the infantry the prophet proceeds to the chariots, in which the Egyptians placed great confidence.

Get up, ye horsemen - Or, "mount the steeds."

Furbish - i. e., polish, sharpen.

Brigandines - In old times brigand meant a soldier, and we still call a division of an army a brigade, and a commander a brigadier, i. e., a brigandier, or captain of brigands. Similarly a brigandine means a soldier's equipment, and is put here for a coat of mail.

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Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:5
He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor which weighed five thousand shekels of bronze.

1 Samuel 17:38
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor.

2 Chronicles 26:14
Moreover, Uzziah prepared for all the army shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows and sling stones.

Nehemiah 4:16
From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah.

Jeremiah 51:3
"Let not him who bends his bow bend it, Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor; So do not spare her young men; Devote all her army to destruction.

Jeremiah 51:11
Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; For it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple.

Ezekiel 21:9
"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the LORD.' Say, 'A sword, a sword sharpened And also polished!

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