Jeremiah 47



1 The word of Jehovah that was to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before Pharaoh smote Gaza.

2 Thus says Jehovah; Behold, waters go·​·up from the north, and shall be an overflowing of the brook, and they shall overflow the land, and her fullness; the city, and those who dwell in her; and mankind shall cry, and everyone that dwells·​·in the land shall howl.

3 From the voice of the stamping of the hoofs of his steeds, from the quaking of his chariots, and from the noise of his rolling wheels, the fathers shall not turn· their ·faces to their sons from slackness of hands;

4 on·​·account·​·of the day that comes to devastate all the Philistines, and to cut·​·off from Tyre and from Zidon every surviving helper; for Jehovah will devastate the Philistines, those who·​·are·​·left of the island of Caphtor.

5 Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut·​·off with what·​·is·​·left of their valley; until when wilt thou gash thyself?

6 Woe, the sword of Jehovah! How long wilt thou be· not ·quiet? Be gathered into thy sheath, repose and be·​·still.

7 How art thou quiet? For Jehovah has commanded it to Ashkelon, and to the coast of the sea; there has He appointed* it.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.