Jeremiah 47:2
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "See how the waters are rising in the north; they will become an overflowing torrent. They will overflow the land and everything in it, the towns and those who live in them. The people will cry out; all who dwell in the land will wail

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall become an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh: Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall become an overflowing stream, and shall overflow the land and all that is therein, the city and those who dwell therein; and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah: Lo, waters are coming up from the north, And have been for an overflowing stream, And they overflow the land and its fulness, The city, and the inhabitants in it, And men have cried out, And howled hath every inhabitant of the land.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Waters rise up out of the north - Waters is a common prophetic image for a multitude of people. The north here, as in other places of this prophecy, means Chaldea.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

waters

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers...

Isaiah 8:7,8 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory...

Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies...

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun...

Daniel 11:22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflowed from before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the covenant.

Amos 9:5,6 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that touches the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn...

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood...

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

out of

Jeremiah 1:14 Then the LORD said to me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 46:6,20 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates...

all that is therein [heb] the fulness thereof

Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come...

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.

Psalm 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof.

Psalm 98:7 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

1 Corinthians 10:26,28 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof...

then the

Jeremiah 46:13 The word that the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 48:3-5,39 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction...

Isaiah 15:2-5,8 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba...

Isaiah 22:1,4,5 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly gone up to the housetops...

Zephaniah 1:10,11 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate...

James 5:1 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.

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The Sword of the Lord
'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. 7. How can it be quiet, seeing the Lord hath given it a charge?'--JER. xlvii. 6, 7. The prophet is here in the full tide of his prophecies against the nations round about. This paragraph is entirely occupied with threatenings. Bearing the cup of woes, he turns to one after another of the ancestral enemies of Israel, Egypt and Philistia on the south and west, Moab on the south and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Revelation 17:15
Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.

Isaiah 8:7
therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters of the Euphrates-- the king of Assyria with all his pomp. It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks

Isaiah 8:8
and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, Immanuel!"

Isaiah 14:31
Wail, you gate! Howl, you city! Melt away, all you Philistines! A cloud of smoke comes from the north, and there is not a straggler in its ranks.

Isaiah 15:2
Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba. Every head is shaved and every beard cut off.

Jeremiah 1:14
The LORD said to me, "From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

Jeremiah 6:22
This is what the LORD says: "Look, an army is coming from the land of the north; a great nation is being stirred up from the ends of the earth.

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