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Baldness has come upon Gaza,
    Ashkelon is silenced.
O remnant of their power![a]
    How long will you gash yourselves?
Ah, sword of the Lord!
    How long until you are quiet?
Put yourself into your scabbard,
    rest and be still!
How can it[b] be quiet,
    when the Lord has given it an order?
Against Ashkelon and against the seashore—
    there he has appointed it.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 47:5 Gk: Heb their valley
  2. Jeremiah 47:7 Gk Vg: Heb you

Gaza will shave(A) her head in mourning;
    Ashkelon(B) will be silenced.
You remnant on the plain,
    how long will you cut(C) yourselves?

“‘Alas, sword(D) of the Lord,
    how long till you rest?
Return to your sheath;
    cease and be still.’(E)
But how can it rest
    when the Lord has commanded it,
when he has ordered it
    to attack Ashkelon and the coast?”(F)

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