“Look! Waters are coming up from the north and have become a flooding torrent. And they will flood the land and what fills it, the city and those inhabiting it. And the men will certainly cry out, and everyone dwelling in the land must howl.3At the sound of the stamping of the hoofs of his stallions, at the rattling of his war chariots, the turmoil of his wheels, the fathers will actually not turn around to the sons, because of the dropping down of [their] hands,4on account of the day that is coming to despoil all the Phi‧lis′tines, to cut off from Tyre and from Si′don every survivor that was helping. For Jehovah is despoiling the Phi‧lis′tines, who are the remaining ones from the island of Caph′tor.5Baldness must come to Ga′za. Ash′ke‧lon has been put to silence. O remnant of their low plain, how long will you keep making cuts upon yourself?
6“Aha, the sword of Jehovah! How long will you not stay quiet? Be shoved into your sheath. Take your repose and keep silent.
7“How can it stay quiet, when Jehovah himself has given a command to it? It is for Ash′ke‧lon and for the coast of the sea. There is where he has designated it to be.”