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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Jeremiah 47:1-7

47  This is what proved to be the word of Jehovah to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Phi·lis′tines+ before Phar′aoh proceeded to strike down Ga′za.+  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.+  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,  on 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.+  Baldness+ 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?+  “Aha, the sword of Jehovah!+ How long will you not stay quiet? Be shoved* into your sheath.+ Take your repose and keep silent.  “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.”

Footnotes

Or, “the earthling men.” Heb., ha·ʼa·dham′.
Lit., “Be gathered.”
“It,” fem. sing., referring to the “sword.”