Jeremiah 46:20-22 Common English Bible (CEB)
20 Egypt is a beautiful, yes, beautiful heifer,
but a horsefly from the north
is coming to bite her.
21 Even her mercenaries
are like well-fed calves;
they too will retreat and run for cover;
they won’t survive.
The day of disaster has come to haunt them,
the time of their punishment.
22 Like the sound of a snake hissing
as it slithers away
is Egypt as armies approach in force;
they come against her with axes,
Jeremiah 46:20-22 New International Version (NIV)
20 “Egypt is a beautiful heifer,
but a gadfly is coming
against her from the north.
21 The mercenaries in her ranks
are like fattened calves.
They too will turn and flee together,
they will not stand their ground,
for the day of disaster is coming upon them,
the time for them to be punished.
22 Egypt will hiss like a fleeing serpent
as the enemy advances in force;
they will come against her with axes,
like men who cut down trees.