Jeremiah 47:6
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New International Version
"'Alas, sword of the LORD, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still.'

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

English Standard Version
Ah, sword of the LORD! How long till you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard; rest and be still!

New American Standard Bible
"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Oh, sword of the LORD! How long will you be restless? Go back to your sheath; be still; be silent!

International Standard Version
Ah, sword of the LORD, how long before you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard, be at rest, be silent!

NET Bible
How long will you cry out, 'Oh, sword of the LORD, how long will it be before you stop killing? Go back into your sheath! Stay there and rest!'

New Heart English Bible
You sword of the LORD, "how long will it be before you be quiet? Put up yourself into your scabbard; rest, and be still."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You cry out, "Sword of the LORD, how long will you keep on fighting? Go back into your scabbard. Stay there and rest!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“Ah, sword of the LORD,
            How long will you not be quiet?
            Withdraw into your sheath;
            Be at rest and stay still.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be before you are quiet? put yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

American King James Version
O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put up yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

American Standard Version
O thou sword of Jehovah, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard; rest, and be still.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O thou sword of the Lord, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Go into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

Darby Bible Translation
Alas! sword of Jehovah, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Withdraw into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
You sword of Yahweh, how long will it be before you be quiet? Put up yourself into your scabbard; rest, and be still.

Young's Literal Translation
Ho, sword of Jehovah, till when art thou not quiet? Be removed unto thy sheath, rest and cease.
Study Bible
The Judgment on the Philistines
5"Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon has been ruined. O remnant of their valley, How long will you gash yourself? 6"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still. 7"How can it be quiet, When the LORD has given it an order? Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast-- There He has assigned it."…
Cross References
Judges 7:20
When the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing, and cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Jeremiah 12:12
"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.

Jeremiah 48:10
"Cursed be the one who does the LORD'S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

Jeremiah 50:35
"A sword against the Chaldeans," declares the LORD, "And against the inhabitants of Babylon And against her officials and her wise men!

Ezekiel 21:3
and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 21:30
Return it to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I will judge you.

Zechariah 13:7
"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.
Treasury of Scripture

O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put up yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

thou sword

Jeremiah 12:12 The spoilers are come on all high places through the wilderness…

Jeremiah 15:3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, said the LORD: the sword …

Jeremiah 25:27 Therefore you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts, the …

Jeremiah 51:20-23 You are my battle ax and weapons of war: for with you will I break …

Deuteronomy 32:41,42 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; …

Psalm 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from …

Isaiah 10:5,15 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my …

Ezekiel 14:17 Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the …

Ezekiel 21:3-5 And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against …

how long

Jeremiah 4:21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, …

2 Samuel 2:26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? …

put up thyself [heb] gather thyself
into

1 Chronicles 21:27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into …

Ezekiel 21:30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the …

John 18:11 Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath: the …

(6) O thou sword of the Lord . . .--This is the question and entreaty of the Philistines, "When will there be an end of war?" And the prophet has but one answer: the sword must do its work till it has done what Jehovah had appointed it to do.

Verse 6. - O thou sword, etc.; rather, alas! thou sword of the Lord.. It is the mystic sword of which we have heard already (see on Jeremiah 12:10; 46:10). O thou sword of the Lord,.... For though it was the sword of the Chaldeans, yet being appointed and sent by the Lord, and having a commission from him, and being ordered and directed in his providence to do his will, it is called his sword:

how long will it be ere thou be quiet? and cease from destroying men; wilt thou not cease till thou hast no more to destroy?

put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still; and make no more havoc among the people: these are either the words of the Philistines, entreating a stop might be put to the ravages of the sword, and that the war might cease, and the desolations of it; or rather of the prophet, commiserating their state as a man, though they had been the avowed enemies of his people; to which the following words of him are an answer, either to the Philistines, showing why their request could not be granted, or as correcting himself. 6. Jeremiah, in the person of the Philistines afflicting themselves (Jer 47:5), apostrophizes the "sword of the Lord," entreating mercy (compare De 32:41; Eze 21:3-5, 9, 10).

up thyself—Hebrew, "Gather thyself," that is, retire or return.47:1-7 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.
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