How can it be quiet
There is no reason to believe it will, nor can it be expected
that it should; to stop it is impossible, and to request that it
might be stopped is in vain: seeing the Lord hath given it
a charge against Ashkelon, and against the seashore?
for it had a commission from the Lord to destroy the inhabitants
of Ashkelon, and other places, which lay still more towards the
sea, as Joppa and Jamne; and indeed all Palestine lay on the
coast of the Mediterranean sea: there hath he appointed
by an irreversible decree of his, in righteousness to punish the
inhabitants of these places for their sins.