Jeremiah 46:20
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New International Version
"Egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly is coming against her from the north.

King James Bible
Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.

Darby Bible Translation
Egypt is a very fair heifer; the gad-fly cometh, it cometh from the north.

World English Bible
Egypt is a very beautiful heifer; [but] destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

Young's Literal Translation
A heifer very fair is Egypt, Rending from the north doth come into her.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Egypt is like a very fair heifer - Fruitful and useful; but destruction cometh out of the north, from Chaldea. It may be that there is an allusion here to Isis, worshipped in Egypt under the form of a beautiful cow.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Jeremiah 50:11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of my heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass...

Hosea 10:11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loves to tread out the corn; but I passed over on her fair neck...

it cometh

Jeremiah 46:6,10 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates...

Jeremiah 1:14 Then the LORD said to me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant...

Jeremiah 47:2 Thus said the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land...

Library
Sargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
SARGON AS A WARRIOR AND AS A BUILDER. The origin of Sargon II.: the revolt of Babylon, Merodach-baladan and Elam--The kingdom of Elam from the time of the first Babylonian empire; the conquest's of Shutruh-nalkunta I.; the princes of Malamir--The first encounter of Assyria and Elam, the battle of Durilu (721 B.C.)--Revolt of Syria, Iaubidi of Hamath and Hannon of Gaza--Bocchoris and the XXIVth Egyptian dynasty; the first encounter of Assyria with Egypt, the battle of Raphia (720 B.C.). Urartu
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:14
The LORD said to me, "From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

Jeremiah 47:2
This is what the LORD says: "See how the waters are rising in the north; they will become an overflowing torrent. They will overflow the land and everything in it, the towns and those who live in them. The people will cry out; all who dwell in the land will wail

Jeremiah 50:11
"Because you rejoice and are glad, you who pillage my inheritance, because you frolic like a heifer threshing grain and neigh like stallions,

Hosea 10:11
Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her fair neck. I will drive Ephraim, Judah must plow, and Jacob must break up the ground.

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