“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.
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,
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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