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Chapter 47

Prophecy against Philistia

1 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the aPhilistines, before Pharaoh 1conquered bGaza.

2 Thus says the Lord:

“Behold, waters are going to rise from athe north

And become an overflowing torrent,

And boverflow the land and all its fullness,

The city and those who live in it;

And the men will ccry out,

And every inhabitant of the land will wail.

3 “Because of the noise of the 1agalloping hoofs of his 2stallions,

The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels,

The fathers have not turned back for their children,

Because of the limpness of their hands,

4 On account of the day that is coming

To adestroy all the Philistines,

To cut off from bTyre and Sidon

Every ally that is left;

For the Lord is going to destroy the Philistines,

The remnant of the coastland of cCaphtor.

5 “aBaldness has come upon Gaza;

bAshkelon has been ruined.

O remnant of their valley,

How long will you cgash yourself?

6 “Ah, asword of the Lord,

How long will you not be quiet?

Withdraw into your sheath;

Be at rest and stay still.

7 “How can 1it be quiet,

When the Lord has agiven it an order?

Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast—

There He has bassigned it.”


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