That whichcame as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophetconcerning the 1Philistines, beforePharaohaconquered2Gaza.
2Thussays the LORD: "Behold, waters are going to rise from 3the north And become an overflowingtorrent, And 4overflow the land and all its fullness, The city and those who live in it; And the men will 5cry out, And everyinhabitant of the land will wail.
3"Because of the noise of the b6gallopinghoofs of his cstallions, The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers have not turnedback for their children, Because of the limpness of their hands,
On account of the day that is coming To 7destroyall the Philistines, To cutoff from 8Tyre and SidonEveryally that is left; For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines, The remnant of the coastland of 9Caphtor.
"10Baldness has come upon Gaza; 11Ashkelon has been ruined. O remnant of their valley, Howlong will you 12gash yourself?
6"Ah, 13sword of the LORD, Howlong will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and staystill.
7"How can dit be quiet, When the LORD has 14given it an order? AgainstAshkelon and against the seacoast - There He has 15assigned it."