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Jeremiah 47:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How canst thou be quiet, seeing Jehovah hath given thee a charge? Against Ashkelon, and against the sea-shore, there hath he appointed it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How can it be quiet, When the LORD has given it an order? Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast— There He has assigned it.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How shouldest thou be quiet?—For Jehovah hath given it a charge: against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore, there hath he appointed it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How, can it be quiet, when, Yahweh, hath given it a charge,—against Ashkelon, and against the shore of the sea? There, hath he appointed it!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— How shall it be quiet, And Jehovah hath given a charge to it, Against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? There hath He appointed it!'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How shall it be quiet, when the Lord hath given it a charge against Ascalon, and against the countries thereof by the sea side, and there hath made an appointment for it?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How can it bee quiet, seeing the LORD hath giuen it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shoare? there hath he appointed it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— How shall it be quiet, whereas the Lord has given it a commission against Askelon{gr.Ascalon}, and against the regions on the sea-coast, to awake against the remaining [countries]!
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How can it be quiet, seeing Yahweh hath given it a charge against Ashqelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How x349
(0349) Complement
אֵיךְ
'eyk
{ake}
Prolonged from H0335; how? or how!; also where.
can it be quiet, 8252
{8252} Prime
שָׁקַט
shaqat
{shaw-kat'}
A primitive root; to repose (usually figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
seeing Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
hath given it a charge 6680
{6680} Prime
צוּה
tsavah
{tsaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
against x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Akln אַשׁקְלוֹן, 831
{0831} Prime
אַשְׁקְלוֹן
'Ashq@lown
{ash-kel-one'}
Probably from H8254 in the sense of weighing place (that is, mart); Ashkelon, a place in Palestine.
and against x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the sea 3220
{3220} Prime
יָם
yam
{yawm}
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.
shore? 2348
{2348} Prime
חוֹף
chowph
{khofe}
From an unused root meaning to cover; a cove (as a sheltered bay).
there x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
hath he appointed 3259
{3259} Prime
יָעַד
ya`ad
{yaw-ad'}
A primitive root; to fix upon (by agreement or appointment); by implication to meet (at a stated time), to summon (to trial), to direct (in a certain quarter or position), to engage (for marriage).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 47:7

_ _ Jeremiah, from addressing the sword in the second person, turns to his hearers and speaks of it in the third person.

_ _ Lord ... given it a charge — (Ezekiel 14:17).

_ _ the sea-shore — the strip of land between the mountains and Mediterranean, held by the Philistines: “their valley” (see on Jeremiah 47:5).

_ _ there hath he appointed it — (Micah 6:9). There hath He ordered it to rage.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 47:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 47:7

How — God lets the prophet know that he had given this sword its commission, and therefore it could not stop 'till Ashkelon and the people on the sea — shore were destroyed by it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 47:7

How can it be (h) quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.

(h) Meaning, that it is not profitable that the wicked should by any means escape or hinder the Lord when he will take vengeance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
can it:
Heb. canst not

the LORD[YHWH]:

1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Isaiah 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my highness.
Isaiah 37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, [how] I have done it; [and] of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities [into] ruinous heaps.
Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; ... And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.
Isaiah 46:10-11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: ... Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.
Ezekiel 14:17 Or [if] I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]?

the sea:

Ezekiel 25:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
Zephaniah 2:6-7 And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. ... And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.

hath he:

Micah 6:9 The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and [the man of] wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
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1S 15:3. Is 10:6; 13:3; 37:26; 45:1; 46:10. Ezk 14:17; 25:16. Am 3:6. Mi 6:9. Zp 2:6.

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