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,
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,
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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