47 This is what proved to be the word of Jehovah to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Phi·lisʹtines+ before Pharʹaoh proceeded to strike down Gaʹza.+ 2 This is what Jehovah has said: “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.+ 3 At 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, 4 on account of the day that is coming to despoil all the Phi·lisʹtines,+ to cut off from Tyre+ and from Siʹdon+ every survivor that was helping.+ For Jehovah is despoiling the Phi·lisʹtines,+ who are the remaining ones from the island of Caphʹtor.+ 5 Baldness+ must come to Gaʹza.+ Ashʹke·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 Ashʹke·lon and for the coast of the sea.+ There is where he has designated it* to be.”
^ Or, “the earthling men.” Heb., ha·ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ Lit., “Be gathered.”
^ “It,” fem. sing., referring to the “sword.”