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47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
47:2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands; 47:4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
47:5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself? 47:6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
47:7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.

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Everything King James Bible:Jeremiah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: Jeremiah
Chapter: 47

The calamities of the Philistines.
- The Philistines had always been enemies to Israel; but the
Chaldean Army shall overflow their land like a Deluge. Those
whom God will spoil, must be spoiled. For when the Lord intends
to destroy the wicked, he will cut off every helper. So
deplorable are the desolations of War, that the blessings of
peace are most desirable. But we must submit to His appointments
who ordains all in perfect Wisdom and Justice.

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