“See how the waters are rising in the north;i
they will become an overflowing torrent.
They will overflow the land and everything in it,
the towns and those who live in them.
The people will cry out;
all who dwell in the land will wailj
at the noise of enemy chariotsk
and the rumble of their wheels.
Parents will not turn to help their children;
their hands will hang limp.l
to destroy all the Philistines
and to remove all survivors
The Lord is about to destroy the Philistines,o
5 Gaza will shaveq her head in mourning;
Ashkelonr will be silenced.
You remnant on the plain,
how long will you cuts yourselves?
6 “ ‘Alas, swordt of the Lord,
how long till you rest?
Return to your sheath;
cease and be still.’u
when the Lord has commanded it,
when he has ordered it
to attack Ashkelon and the coast?”v
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