Prophecy against Philistia
That which came as the word of the LORD
to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh conquered Gaza.
Thus says the LORD
Behold, waters are going to rise from the north
And become an overflowing torrent,
And overflow the land and all its fullness,
The city and those who live in it;
And the men will cry out,
And every inhabitant of the land will wail.
Because of the noise of the galloping hoofs of his stallions,
The tumult of his chariots, and
the rumbling of his wheels,
The fathers have not turned back for their
Because of the limpness of their
On account of the day that is coming
To destroy all the Philistines,
To cut off from Tyre and Sidon
Every ally that is left;
For the LORD
is going to destroy the Philistines,
The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
Baldness has come upon Gaza;
Ashkelon has been ruined.
O remnant of their valley,
How long will you gash yourself?
Ah, sword of the LORD
How long will you not be quiet?
Withdraw into your sheath;
Be at rest and stay still.
How can it be quiet,
When the LORD
has given it an order?
Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast
There He has assigned it.