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Jeremiah 47:4-6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Because of the day that cometh to destroy all the Philistines, and to destroy Tyre, and Sidon, and all the rest that take their part: for the Lord will destroy the Philistines, the remnant of the isle of [a]Caphtor.

[b]Baldness is come upon Gaza: Ashkelon is cut up with the rest of their valleys. How long wilt [c]thou cut thyself?

O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be or thou cease! turn again into thy scabbard, rest and be still.


  1. Jeremiah 47:4 For the Caphtorims, which are also called Cappadocians, had destroyed in old time the Philistines, and dwelt in their land even to Gaza, Deut. 2:23.
  2. Jeremiah 47:5 They that pilled off their hair for sorrow and heaviness.
  3. Jeremiah 47:5 As the heathen used in their mourning, which the Lord forbade his people to do, Deut. 14:1.
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Jeremiah 47:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

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

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


  1. Jeremiah 47:4 That is, Crete
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