6 O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 47:6

New International Version

6 " 'Alas, sword of the Lord, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still.'

English Standard Version

6 Ah, sword of the Lord! How long till you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard; rest and be still!

The Message

6 "Oh, Sword of God, how long will you keep this up? Return to your scabbard. Haven't you had enough? Can't you call it quits?

New King James Version

6 "O you sword of the Lord, How long until you are quiet? Put yourself up into your scabbard, Rest and be still!

New Living Translation

6 "Now, O sword of the Lord, when will you be at rest again? Go back into your sheath; rest and be still.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 47:6

Chapter Contents

The calamities of the Philistines.

The Philistines had always been enemies to Israel; but the Chaldean army shall overflow their land like a deluge. Those whom God will spoil, must be spoiled. For when the Lord intends to destroy the wicked, he will cut off every helper. So deplorable are the desolations of war, that the blessings of peace are most desirable. But we must submit to His appointments who ordains all in perfect wisdom and justice.