For the day has come
    to destroy all the Philistines
and to remove all survivors
    who could help Tyre(A) and Sidon.(B)
The Lord is about to destroy the Philistines,(C)
    the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.[a](D)
Gaza will shave(E) her head in mourning;
    Ashkelon(F) will be silenced.
You remnant on the plain,
    how long will you cut(G) yourselves?

“‘Alas, sword(H) of the Lord,
    how long till you rest?
Return to your sheath;
    cease and be still.’(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 47:4 That is, Crete

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