Judgment on Philistia
1The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet #Is. 14:29–31; Ezek. 25:15–17; Zeph. 2:4, 5; Zech. 9:6against the Philistines, #Amos 1:6before Pharaoh attacked Gaza.
2Thus says the Lord:
“Behold, #Is. 8:7, 8; Jer. 46:7, 8waters rise #Jer. 1:14out of the north,
And shall be an overflowing flood;
They shall overflow the land and all that is in it,
The city and those who dwell within;
Then the men shall cry,
And all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.
3At the #Judg. 5:22; Jer. 8:16; Nah. 3:2noise of the stamping hooves of his strong horses,
At the rushing of his chariots,
At the rumbling of his wheels,
The fathers will not look back for their children,
4Because of the day that comes to plunder all the #Is. 14:29–31Philistines,
To cut off from #Is. 23:1–18; Jer. 25:22; Ezek. 26:1–21; 28:20–24; Amos 1:9, 10; Zech. 9:2–4Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains;
For the Lord shall plunder the Philistines,
#Ezek. 25:16; Amos 1:8The remnant of the country of #Gen. 10:14; Deut. 2:23; Amos 9:7Caphtor.
5#Jer. 48:37; Mic. 1:16; Zeph. 2:4Baldness has come upon Gaza,
#Judg. 1:18; Jer. 25:20; Amos 1:7, 8; Zech. 9:5Ashkelon is cut off
With the remnant of their valley.
How long will you cut yourself?
6“O you #Deut. 32:41; Judg. 7:20; Jer. 12:12; Ezek. 21:3–5sword of the Lord,
How long until you are quiet?
Put yourself up into your scabbard,
Rest and be still!
7How can it be quiet,
Seeing the Lord has #Is. 10:6; Ezek. 14:17given it a charge
Against Ashkelon and against the seashore?
There He has #Mic. 6:9appointed it.”