Jeremiah 47:6
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!

Berean Study Bible
‘Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You ask how long will I continue to attack you with my sword, then you tell me to put it away and leave you alone.

Good News Translation
You cry out, 'Sword of the LORD! How long will you go on slashing? Go back to your scabbard, stay there and rest!'

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 yourself into your sheath; 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long wilt thou smite, O sword of the Lord? how long will it be ere thou art quiet? return into thy sheath, rest, and be removed.

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
5The people of Gaza will shave their heads in mourning; Ashkelon will be silenced. O remnant of their valley, how long will you gash yourself? 6‘Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still!’ 7How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland.”…
Cross References
Judges 7:20
The three companies blew their trumpets and shattered their jars. Holding the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands, they shouted, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Jeremiah 12:12
Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the earth to the other. No flesh shall have peace.

Jeremiah 48:10
Cursed be the one who is negligent in doing the work of the LORD, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from bloodshed.

Jeremiah 50:35
A sword is against the Chaldeans, declares the LORD, against those who live in Babylon, and against her officials and wise men.

Ezekiel 21:3
and tell her that this is what the LORD says: 'I am against you, and I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 21:30
Return the sword 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, against the man who is My Companion," declares the LORD of Hosts. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will 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 upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

Jeremiah 15:3
And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.

Jeremiah 25:27
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

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, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.

2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?

put up thyself [heb] gather thyself

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

Ezekiel 21:30
Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.

John 18:11
Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?







Lexicon
‘Alas,
ה֗וֹי (hō·w)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 1945: Ah! alas! ha!

O sword
חֶ֚רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

of the LORD,
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

how long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

until you rest?
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

Return
הֵאָֽסְפִי֙ (hê·’ā·sə·p̄î)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

to
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

your sheath;
תַּעְרֵ֔ךְ (ta‘·rêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8593: A knife, razor, a scabbard

cease
הֵרָגְעִ֖י (hê·rā·ḡə·‘î)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7280: To toss violently and suddenly, to settle, quiet, to wink

and be still!’
וָדֹֽמִּי׃ (wā·ḏōm·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish
(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). 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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