1The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the
Philistines, before that Pharaoh struck Gaza.
2Thus says Yahweh: Behold,
waters rise up out of the north, and shall become an overflowing stream, and
shall overflow the land and all that is therein, the city and those who dwell
therein; and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall
3At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at
the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers don’t
look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
4because of the day
that comes to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper who remains: for Yahweh will destroy the Philistines, the
remnant of the isle of Caphtor.
5Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is
brought to nothing, the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut
6You sword of Yahweh, how long will it be before you be quiet?
put up yourself into your scabbard; rest, and be still.
7How can you be
quiet, seeing Yahweh has given you a charge? Against Ashkelon, and against
the seashore, there has he appointed it.