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Judgment on Philistia

47 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet aagainst the Philistines, bbefore Pharaoh attacked Gaza.

Thus says the Lord:

“Behold, cwaters rise dout of the north,

And shall be an overflowing flood;

They shall overflow the land and all that is in it,

The city and those who dwell within;

Then the men shall cry,

And all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

3 At the enoise of the stamping hooves of his strong horses,

At the rushing of his chariots,

At the rumbling of his wheels,

The fathers will not look back for their children,

1Lacking courage,

4 Because of the day that comes to plunder all the fPhilistines,

To cut off from gTyre and Sidon every helper who remains;

For the Lord shall plunder the Philistines,

hThe remnant of the country of iCaphtor. 2

5 jBaldness has come upon Gaza,

kAshkelon is cut off

With the remnant of their valley.

How long will you cut yourself?

6 “O you lsword of the Lord,

How long until you are quiet?

Put yourself up into your scabbard,

Rest and be still!

7 How can 3it be quiet,

Seeing the Lord has mgiven it a charge

Against Ashkelon and against the seashore?

There He has nappointed it.”


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