Jeremiah 46:20
Good News Translation
Egypt is like a splendid cow, attacked by a stinging fly from the north.

Contemporary English Version
An enemy from the north will attack you, beautiful Egypt, like a fly biting a cow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Egypt is like a fair and beautiful heifer: there shall come from the north one that shall goad her.

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Egypt is like a fair and beautiful heifer: there shall come from the north one that shall goad her.

a very

Jeremiah 50:11 Because you rejoice, and speak great things, pillaging my inheritance: because you are spread abroad as calves upon the grass, and have bellowed as bulls.

Hosea 10:11 Ephraim is a heifer taught to love to tread out corn, but I passed over upon the beauty of her neck: I will ride upon Ephraim, Juda shall plough, Jacob shall break the furrows for himself.

it cometh

Jeremiah 46:6,10 Let not the swift flee away, nor the strong think to escape: they are overthrown, and fallen down, towards the north by the river Euphrates. . . .

Jeremiah 1:14 And the Lord said to me: From the north shall an evil break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold I will send, and take all the kindreds of the north, saith the Lord, and Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon my servant: and I will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all the nations that are round about it: and I will destroy them, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 47:2 Thus saith the Lord: Behold there come up waters out of the north, and they shall be as an overflowing torrent, and they shall cover the land, and all that is therein, the city and the inhabitants thereof: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,

Context
The Judgment on Egypt
19Furnish thyself to go into captivity, thou daughter inhabitant of Egypt: for Memphis shall be made desolate, and shall be forsaken and uninhabited. 20Egypt is like a fair and beautiful heifer: there shall come from the north one that shall goad her.21Her hirelings also that lived in the midst of her, like fatted calves are turned back, and are fled away together, and they could not stand, for the day of their slaughter is come upon them, the time of their visitation.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:14
And the Lord said to me: From the north shall an evil break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 47:2
Thus saith the Lord: Behold there come up waters out of the north, and they shall be as an overflowing torrent, and they shall cover the land, and all that is therein, the city and the inhabitants thereof: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,

Jeremiah 50:11
Because you rejoice, and speak great things, pillaging my inheritance: because you are spread abroad as calves upon the grass, and have bellowed as bulls.

Hosea 10:11
Ephraim is a heifer taught to love to tread out corn, but I passed over upon the beauty of her neck: I will ride upon Ephraim, Juda shall plough, Jacob shall break the furrows for himself.

Additional Translations
Egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly from the north is coming against her.Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the north.

Egypt is a very fair heifer; but destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

Egypt is a fair heifer, but destruction from the north is come upon her.

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

Egypt is a very fair heifer; but destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

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

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

A heifer very fair is Egypt, Rending from the north doth come into her.
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