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Bible Commentaries

Bridgeway Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 47

Verses 1-7


A message concerning Philistia (47:1-7)

The prophet sees that Babylon will conquer Philistia also, overrunning the land as a river overflows its banks and floods the fields (47:1-2). When Babylon’s horses and chariots sweep down, the Philistines flee in panic, each selfishly concerned only with saving himself. No one cares about the plight of others. Any possible help from Tyre and Sidon is cut off, and the cities of Philistia mourn their destruction (3-5).
Jeremiah imagines the Philistines crying out to God, asking him to stop the Babylonian slaughter. The prophet then answers on God’s behalf, pointing out that God’s judgment must continue till it is complete (6-7).

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Flemming, Donald C. "Commentary on Jeremiah 47". "Brideway Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bbc/jeremiah-47.html. 2005.