Jeremiah, CHAPTER 47
Against the Philistines.
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:
Thus says the LORD:
See: waters are rising from the north,
to become a torrent in flood;
They shall flood the land and all it contains,
the cities and their inhabitants.
People will howl and wail,
every inhabitant of the land.
At the noise of the pounding hooves of his steeds,
the clanking chariots, the rumbling wheels,
Parents do not turn back for their children;
their hands hang helpless,
Because of the day that is coming
to destroy all the Philistines
And cut off from Tyre and Sidon
the last of their allies.
Yes, the LORD is destroying the Philistines,
the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.
Baldness is visited upon Gaza,
Ashkelon is reduced to silence;
Ashdod, remnant of their strength,
how long will you gash yourself?
Ah! Sword of the LORD!
When will you find rest?
Return to your scabbard;
stop, be still!
How can it find rest
when the LORD has commanded it?
Against Ashkelon and the seacoast,
there he has appointed it.