New Living Translation
Egypt is as sleek as a beautiful young cow, but a horsefly from the north is on its way!
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.
Jeremiah 46:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
46:20 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.
"Yes," the LORD said, "for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land.
This is what the LORD says: "A flood is coming from the north to overflow the land. It will destroy the land and everything in it--cities and people alike. People will scream in terror, and everyone in the land will wail.
"You rejoice and are glad, you who plundered my chosen people. You frisk about like a calf in a meadow and neigh like a stallion.
"Israel is like a trained heifer treading out the grain--an easy job she loves. But I will put a heavy yoke on her tender neck. I will force Judah to pull the plow and Israel to break up the hard ground.
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