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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 47

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The word of the LORD that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh conquered Gaza.

1 2Thus said the LORD: See, waters are rising from the north, They shall become a raging torrent, They shall flood the land and its creatures, The towns and their inhabitants. Men shall cry out, All the inhabitants of the land shall howl, 3At the clatter of the stamping hoofs of his stallions, At the noise of his chariots, The rumbling of their wheels, Fathers shall not look to their children Out of a‐ Lit. “weakness of hands.” sheer helplessness ‐a Lit. “weakness of hands.” 4Because of the day that is coming For ravaging all the Philistines, For cutting off every last ally Of Tyre and Sidon. For the LORD will ravage the Philistines, The remnant from the island of Caphtor. 5Baldness b Shaving the head and gashing the body were expressions of mourning; cf. Deut. 14.1 . has come upon Gaza, Ashkelon is destroyed. O remnant of a‐ Septuagint reads “the Anakites”; cf. Josh. 11.22 . their valley, ‐a Septuagint reads “the Anakites”; cf. Josh. 11.22 . How long will you b‐ Shaving the head and gashing the body were expressions of mourning; cf. Deut. 14.1 . gash yourself? ‐b Shaving the head and gashing the body were expressions of mourning; cf. Deut. 14.1 . 6“O sword of the LORD, When will you be quiet at last? Withdraw into your sheath, Rest and be still!” 7How can it c Heb. “you.” be quiet When the LORD has given it orders Against Ashkelon and the seacoast, Given it assignment there?

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a‐a Lit. “weakness of hands.”

b Shaving the head and gashing the body were expressions of mourning; cf. Deut. 14.1 .

a‐a Septuagint reads “the Anakites”; cf. Josh. 11.22 .

b‐b Shaving the head and gashing the body were expressions of mourning; cf. Deut. 14.1 .

c Heb. “you.”

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