Jeremiah Chapter 47 |
1The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh conquered Gaza.
2Thus said the Lord:
See, waters are rising from the north,
They shall become a raging torrent,
They shall flood the land and its creatures,
The towns and their inhabitants.
Men shall cry out,
All the inhabitants of the land shall howl,
3At the clatter of the stamping hoofs of his stallions,
At the noise of his chariots,
The rumbling of their wheels,
Fathers shall not look to their children
Out of sheer helplessness
4Because of the day that is coming
For ravaging all the Philistines,
For cutting off every last ally
Of Tyre and Sidon.
For the Lord will ravage the Philistines,
The remnant from the island of Caphtor.
5Baldness has come upon Gaza,
Ashkelon is destroyed.
O remnant of their valley,
How long will you gash yourself?
6“O sword of the Lord,
When will you be quiet at last?
Withdraw into your sheath,
Rest and be still!”
7How can it be quiet
When the Lord has given it orders
Against Ashkelon and the seacoast,
Given it assignment there?