|The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh smote Gaza.||The LORD's message about Philistia. Jr.47.1-7|
|"Thus says the LORD: |
Behold, waters are rising out of the north,
and shall become an overflowing torrent;
they shall overflow the land and all that fills it,
the city and those who dwell in it.
Men shall cry out, and every inhabitant of the land shall wail.
|At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his stallions, |
at the rushing of his chariots,
at the rumbling of their wheels,
the fathers look not back to their children,
so feeble are their hands,
|because of the day that is coming to destroy |
all the Philistines,
to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper that remains.
For the LORD is destroying the Philistines,
the remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
|Baldness has come upon Gaza, |
Ash'kelon has perished.
O remnant of the Anakim,
how long will you gash yourselves?
|Ah, sword of the LORD! |
How long till you are quiet?
Put yourself into your scabbard,
rest and be still!
|How can it be quiet, |
when the LORD has given it a charge?
Against Ash'kelon and against the seashore
he has appointed it."
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