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Jeremiah 47

 

 

Introduction
1The destruction of the Philistines.

Verse 1
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
Cir
A.M. 3387. B.C. 617. against.
Exodus 25:15-17; Amos 1:6-8; Zephaniah 2:4-7; Zechariah 9:5-7
Gaza
Heb. Azzah.
25:20; Genesis 10:19; *marg:; 1 Kings 4:24

Verse 2
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
waters
46:7,8; Isaiah 8:7,8; 28:17; 59:19; Daniel 11:22; Amos 9:5,6; Nahum 1:8; Revelation 12:15,16; 17:1,15
out of
1:14; 46:6,20
all that is therein
Heb. the fulness thereof.
8:16; *marg:; Psalms 24:1; 50:12; 96:11; 98:7; 1 Corinthians 10:26,28
then the
46:13; 48:3-5,39; Isaiah 15:2-5,8; 22:1,4,5; Zephaniah 1:10,11; James 5:1

Verse 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, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
the noise
8:16; 46:9; Judges 5:22; Job 39:19-25; Ezekiel 26:10,11; Nahum 2:4; 3:2,3
the fathers
Deuteronomy 28:54,55; Lamentations 4:3,4

Verse 4
Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
the day
46:10; Psalms 37:13; Isaiah 10:3; Ezekiel 7:5-7,12; 21:25,29; Hosea 9:7; Luke 21:22
Tyrus
25:20-22; Isaiah 23:1-18; Ezekiel 26:1-28; Joel 3:4-8; Amos 1:9,10; Zechariah 9:2-5
every
Job 9:13; Isaiah 20:6; 31:8; Ezekiel 30:8
the remnant
Ezekiel 25:16; Amos 1:8; 9:7
country
Heb. isle.
Joshua 22:30; Isaiah 20:6
Caphtor
Genesis 10:13,14
Caphtorim
Deuteronomy 2:23; 1 Chronicles 1:12
Caphthorim
Amos 9:7

Verse 5
Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
Baldness
48:37; Isaiah 15:2; Ezekiel 7:18; Micah 1:16
Gaza
1; Amos 1:6-8; Zephaniah 2:4-7; Zechariah 9:5-7
the remnant
4; 25:20; Ezekiel 25:16
how
16:1; 41:5; 48:37; Leviticus 19:28; 21:5; Deuteronomy 14:1; 1 Kings 18:28; Mark 5:5

Verse 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.
thou sword
12:12; 15:3; 25:27; 51:20-23; Deuteronomy 32:41,42; Psalms 17:13; Isaiah 10:5,15; Ezekiel 14:17; 21:3-5
how long
4:21; 12:4; 2 Samuel 2:26
put up thyself
Heb. gather thyself. into.
1 Chronicles 21:27; Ezekiel 21:30; John 18:11

Verse 7
How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.
can it
Heb. canst not. the Lord.
1 Samuel 15:3; Isaiah 10:6; 13:3; 37:26; 45:1-3; 46:10,11; Ezekiel 14:17; Amos 3:6
the sea
Ezekiel 25:16; Zephaniah 2:6,7
hath he
Micah 6:9

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 47:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-47.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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