20 "Egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly is coming against her from the north.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 46:20

Commentary on Jeremiah 46:13-28

(Read Jeremiah 46:13-28)

Those who encroached on others, shall now be themselves encroached on. Egypt is now like a very fair heifer, not accustomed to the yoke of subjection; but destruction comes out of the north: the Chaldeans shall come. Comfort and peace are spoken to the Israel of God, designed to encourage them when the judgments of God were abroad among the nations. He will be with them, and only correct them in measure; and will not punish them with everlasting destruction from his presence.