Jeremiah 47:7

7 But how can it rest when the LORD has commanded it, when he has ordered it to attack Ashkelon and the coast?”

Read Jeremiah 47:7 Using Other Translations

How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.
How can it be quiet when the LORD has given it a charge? Against Ashkelon and against the seashore he has appointed it."
“But how can it be still when the LORD has sent it on a mission? For the city of Ashkelon and the people living along the sea must be destroyed.”

What does Jeremiah 47:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 47:7

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 it;
by an irreversible decree of his, in righteousness to punish the inhabitants of these places for their sins.

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