Judgment on the Philistines
1#Jer 25:20; Ge 10:19The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before Pharaoh conquered Gaza.
2#Isa 8:7–8; 15:2–5Thus says the Lord:
See, waters rise up out of the north
and will be an overflowing flood,
and will overflow the land, and all that is in it,
the city and those who dwell in it.
Then the men shall cry out
and all the inhabitants of the land will howl
3#Jdg 5:22; Jer 8:16 at the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses,
at the rushing of his chariots,
and at the rumbling of his wheels.
The fathers will not look back to their children
because of the feebleness of their hands,
4#Am 9:7; Dt 2:23; Isa 20:6 because of the day that comes
to destroy all the Philistines
and to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper that remains.
For the Lord will destroy the Philistines,
the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
5#Jer 48:37; 25:20; 41:5 Baldness has come upon Gaza;
Ashkelon has been cut off.
O remnant of their valley,
how long shall you gash yourself?
6#Jer 12:12; Eze 21:3–5 O sword of the Lord,
how long shall you not be quiet?
Withdraw into your sheath,
rest, and be still.
7#Eze 14:17; Mic 6:9 How can it be quiet,
seeing the Lord has given it a charge
against Ashkelon and against the sea shore?
There He has appointed it.