1 The word of יהוה that came to Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh (Paroh) smote Gaza (Azzah).
2 Thus saith יהוה: “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.
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;
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 יהוה will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
5 Baldness is come upon Gaza (Azzah); Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley. How long wilt you cut yourself?
6 O you sword of יהוה, how long until you be quiet? Put up yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still!
7 How can it be quiet, seeing יהוה hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? There hath He appointed it.”