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Jeremiah 47 (New Living Translation)

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1 This is the LORD's message to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines of Gaza, before it was captured by the Egyptian army. 2 This is what the LORD says: "A flood is coming from the north to overflow the land. It will destroy the land and everything in it -- cities and people alike. People will scream in terror, and everyone in the land will weep. 3 Hear the clatter of hooves and the rumble of wheels as the chariots rush by. Terrified fathers run madly, without a backward glance at their helpless children." 4 "The time has come for the Philistines to be destroyed, along with their allies from Tyre and Sidon. Yes, the LORD is destroying the Philistines, those colonists from Crete. a 5 The city of Gaza will be demolished; Ashkelon will lie in ruins. You remnant of the Mediterranean plain, b how long will you lament and mourn?" 6 "Now, O sword of the LORD, when will you be at rest again? Go back into your sheath; rest and be still! 7 But how can it be still when the LORD has sent it on an errand? For the city of Ashkelon and the people living along the sea must be destroyed."
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