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In the twelfth year of the reign of Nabuchodonosor, who
reigned in Nineve, the great city; in the days of Arphaxad, which
reigned over the Medes in Ecbatane,
2And built in Ecbatane walls round about of stones hewn three
cubits broad and six cubits long, and made the height of the wall
seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits:
3And set the towers thereof upon the gates of it an hundred
cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore
4And he made the gates thereof, even gates that were raised to
the height of seventy cubits, and the breadth of them was forty cubits,
for the going forth of his mighty armies, and for the setting in array
of his footmen:
5Even in those days king Nabuchodonosor made war with king
Arphaxad in the great plain, which is the plain in the borders of Ragau.
6And there came unto him all they that dwelt in the hill
country, and all that dwelt by Euphrates, and Tigris and Hydaspes, and
the plain of Arioch the king of the Elymeans, and very many nations of
the sons of Chelod, assembled themselves to the battle.
7Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians sent unto all that
dwelt in Persia, and to all that dwelt westward, and to those that
dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, and Antilibanus, and to
all that dwelt upon the sea coast,
8And to those among the nations that were of Carmel, and
Galaad, and the higher Galilee, and the great plain of Esdrelom,
9And to all that were in Samaria and the cities thereof, and
beyond Jordan unto Jerusalem, and Betane, and Chelus, and Kades, and
the river of Egypt, and Taphnes, and Ramesse, and all the land of Gesem,
10Until ye come beyond Tanis and Memphis, and to all the
inhabitants of Egypt, until ye come to the borders of Ethiopia.
11But all the inhabitants of the land made light of the
commandment of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither went they
with him to the battle; for they were not afraid of him: yea, he was
before them as one man, and they sent away his ambassadors from them
without effect, and with disgrace.
12Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very angry with all this
country, and sware by his throne and kingdom, that he would surely be
avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, and Damascus, and Syria, and
that he would slay with the sword all the inhabitants of the land of
Moab, and the children of Ammon, and all Judea, and all that were in
Egypt, till ye come to the borders of the two seas.
13Then he marched in battle array with his power against king
Arphaxad in the seventeenth year, and he prevailed in his battle: for
he overthrew all the power of Arphaxad, and all his horsemen, and all
14And became lord of his cities, and came unto Ecbatane, and
took the towers, and spoiled the streets thereof, and turned the beauty
thereof into shame.
15He took also Arphaxad in the mountains of Ragau, and smote
him through with his darts, and destroyed him utterly that day.
16So he returned afterward to Nineve, both he and all his
company of sundry nations being a very great multitude of men of war,
and there he took his ease, and banqueted, both he and his army, an
hundred and twenty days.
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