Jeremiah 47
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Prophecies against the Philistines

1This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet about the Philistinesa before Pharaoh defeated Gaza. b 2This is what the LORD says:

Look, waters are rising from the northc

and becoming an overflowingwadi.

They will overflow the land and everything in it, d

the cities and their inhabitants.

The people will cry out,

and every inhabitant of the land will wail.

3At the sound of the stomping hooves of his stallions, e

the rumbling of his chariots,

and the clatter of their wheels, f

fathers will not turn back for their sons,

because they will be utterly helplessg

4on account of the day that is coming

to destroy all the Philistines,

to cut off from Tyre and Sidon

every remaining ally. h

Indeed, the LORD is about to destroy the Philistines,

the remnant of the islands of Caphtor. i  j

5Baldnessk is coming to Gaza.

Ashkelon will become silent, l

a remnant of their valley.

How long will you gash yourself?

6Oh, sword of the LORD! m

How long will you be restless?

Go back to your sheath;

be still; be silent!

7How can it n rest

when the LORD has given it a command? o

He has assigned itp

against Ashkelon and the shore of the sea.

a. 47:1 Jr 25:20
b. 47:1 Am 1:6-7; Zph 2:4
c. 47:2 Jr 1:13; 4:6,20; 6:1; 50:3,9,41; 51:48
d. 47:2 Is 8:7-8
e. 47:3 Jdg 5:22; Jr 8:16; 50:11
f. 47:3 Nah 3:2-3
g. 47:3 Lit because of laziness of hands
h. 47:4 Jr 25:22; Jl 3:4; Am 1:8-10
i. 47:4 Probably Crete
j. 47:4 Gn 10:14; Am 9:7
k. 47:5 Jr 48:37
l. 47:5 Jdg 1:18; Jr 25:20
m. 47:6 Ezk 21:3-5
n. 47:7 LXX, Vg; MT reads you
o. 47:7 Ezk 14:17
p. 47:7 Mc 6:9
Jeremiah 46
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