47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before Pharaoh smote a Gaza.
(a) Or Azzah, a city of the Philistines.
47:2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise out
of the b north, and shall be an
overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is in it; the city,
and them that dwell in it: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of
the land shall wail.
(b) He means the army of the Chaldeans, (Isaiah
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, c the fathers shall not look
back to [their] children for feebleness of d
(c) The great fear will take away their natural
(d) Their heart will so fail them.
47:4 Because of the day that cometh to lay waste
all the Philistines, [and] to cut off from Tyre and Zidon every helper that
remaineth: for the LORD will lay waste the Philistines, the remnant of the
country of e Caphtor.
(e) For the Caphtorims had destroyed in old time
the Philistines, and dwelt in their land even to Gaza, (Deuteronomy
Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off [with] the remnant of their
valley: how long wilt g thou cut
(f) They who shaved their heads for sorrow and
(g) As the heathen used in their mourning, which
the Lord forbade his people to do, (Deuteronomy
47:7 How can it be h
quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the
sea shore? there hath he appointed it.
(h) Meaning, that it is not profitable that the
wicked should by any means escape or hinder the Lord when he will take