1 This is the word of Jehovah to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philisʹtines, before Pharʹaoh struck down Gazʹa.
2 This is what Jehovah says: “Look! Waters are coming from the north. They will become a flooding torrent. And they will flood the land and everything in it, The city and those inhabiting it. The men will cry out, And everyone dwelling in the land will wail.
3 At the sound of the pounding hooves of his stallions, At the rattling of his war chariots And the rumbling of his wheels, Fathers will not even turn around for their sons, For their hands fall limp,
4 Because the day that is coming will destroy all the Philisʹtines; It will cut off from Tyre and Siʹdon every remaining ally. For Jehovah will destroy the Philisʹtines, Who are the remaining ones from the island of Caphʹtor.
5 Baldness will come to Gazʹa. Ashʹkelon has been silenced. O remnant of their valley plain, How long will you keep making cuts on yourself?
6 Ah! The sword of Jehovah! How long will you not be quiet? Go back into your sheath. Take your rest and be silent.
7 How can it be quiet When Jehovah has given it a command? Against Ashʹkelon and the seacoast, There is where he has assigned it.”