The Lord tells Jeremiah about the things that he will do to the
‘See how the armies in the north are rising like water.
I will make them as strong as a great fast river.
They will cover the country and everything in it.
They will cover the towns and the people who live in them.
The people will shout. All the people who live in the country will cry.
and the noise of their enemies' war
They will hear them when they are coming.
Fathers will not turn to help their children.
Their hands will not move.
He will not let anybody live to help Tyre and Sidon.
The Lord will soon remove the
He will remove those who remain by the sea. He will remove them from the country called Caphtor.
No voice will speak in Ashkelon.
Stop cutting yourselves, you who live near the sea!’
We want it to stop!
Put it back in its bag and make it still.”
He has caused it to attack Ashkelon and the country by the sea.’