Jeremiah 47:2
Good News Translation
He said: "Look! Waters are rising in the north and will rush like a river in flood. They will cover the land and everything on it, cities and the people who live there. People will call out for help; everyone on earth will cry bitterly.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, tell you that your land will be flooded with an army from the north. It will destroy your towns and sweep you away, moaning and screaming.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Behold there come up waters out of the north, and they shall be as an overflowing torrent, and they shall cover the land, and all that is therein, the city and the inhabitants thereof: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,

New American Bible
Thus says the LORD: See: waters are rising from the north, to become a torrent in flood; They shall flood the land and all it contains, the cities and their inhabitants. People will howl and wail, every inhabitant of the land.

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Thus saith the Lord: Behold there come up waters out of the north, and they shall be as an overflowing torrent, and they shall cover the land, and all that is therein, the city and the inhabitants thereof: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,

waters

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that cometh up as a flood: and his streams swell like those of rivers? . . .

Isaiah 8:7,8 Therefore behold the Lord will bring upon them the waters of the river strong and many, the king of the Assyrians, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and shall overflow all his banks. . . .

Isaiah 28:17 And I will set judgment in weight, and justice in measure: and hail shall overturn the hope of falsehood: and waters shall overflow its protection.

Isaiah 59:19 And they from the west, shall fear the name of the Lord: and they from the rising of the sun, his glory when he shall come as a violent stream, which the spirit of the Lord driveth on:

Daniel 11:22 And the arms of the fighter shall be overcome before his face, and shall be broken: yea, also the prince of the covenant.

Amos 9:5,6 And if they go into captivity before their enemies, there will I command the sword, and it shall kill them. And I will set my eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. . . .

Nahum 1:8 But with a flood that passeth by, 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, after the woman, water, as it were a river: that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. . . .

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters: . . .

out of

Jeremiah 1:14 And the Lord said to me: From the north shall an evil break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 46:6,20 Let not the swift flee away, nor the strong think to escape: they are overthrown, and fallen down, towards the north by the river Euphrates. . . .

Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan, all the land was moved at the sound of the neighing of his warriors: and they came and devoured the land, and all that was in it: the city and its inhabitants.

Psalm 24:1 On the first day of the week, a psalm for David. The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof: the world, and all they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

Psalm 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof:

Psalm 98:7 Let the sea be moved and the fullness thereof: the world and they that dwell therein.

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

then the

Jeremiah 46:13 The word that the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon should come and strike the land of Egypt:

Jeremiah 48:3-5,39 A voice of crying from Oronaim: waste, and great destruction. . . .

Isaiah 15:2-5,8 The house is gone up, and Dibon to the high places to mourn over Nabo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven. . . .

Isaiah 22:1,4,5 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee also, that thou too art wholly gone up to the housetops? . . .

Zephaniah 1:10,11 And there shall be in that day, saith the Lord, the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and a howling from the Second, and a great destruction from the hills. . . .

James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.

Context
The Judgment on the Philistines
1The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the people of Palestine, before Pharao took Gaza. 2Thus saith the Lord: Behold there come up waters out of the north, and they shall be as an overflowing torrent, and they shall cover the land, and all that is therein, the city and the inhabitants thereof: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl,3At the noise of the marching of arms, and of his soldiers, at the rushing of his chariots, and the multitude of his wheels. The fathers have not looked back to the children, for feebleness of hands,…
Cross References
Revelation 17:15
And he said to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples and nations and tongues.

Isaiah 8:7
Therefore behold the Lord will bring upon them the waters of the river strong and many, the king of the Assyrians, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and shall overflow all his banks.

Isaiah 8:8
And shall pass through Juda, overflowing, and going over shall reach even to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, land, O Emmanuel.

Isaiah 14:31
Howl, O gate; cry, O city: all Philistia is thrown down: for a smoke shall come from the north, and there is none that shall escape his troop.

Isaiah 15:2
The house is gone up, and Dibon to the high places to mourn over Nabo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven.

Jeremiah 1:14
And the Lord said to me: From the north shall an evil break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 6:22
Thus saith the Lord: Behold a people cometh from the land of the north, and a great nation shall rise up from the ends of the earth.

Jeremiah 46:7
Who is this that cometh up as a flood: and his streams swell like those of rivers?

Jeremiah 46:12
The nations have heard of thy disgrace, and thy howling hath filled the land: for the strong hath stumbled against the strong, and both are fallen together.

Jeremiah 46:20
Egypt is like a fair and beautiful heifer: there shall come from the north one that shall goad her.

Jeremiah 46:24
The daughter of Egypt is confounded, and delivered into the hand of the people of the north.

Additional Translations
This is what the LORD says: “See how the waters are rising from the north and becoming an overflowing torrent. They will overflow the land and its fullness, the cities and their inhabitants. The people will cry out, and all who dwell in the land will wailThus said 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.

Thus saith Jehovah: 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 them that dwell therein; and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

Behold, waters come up from the north, and shall become a sweeping torrent, and it shall sweep away the land, and its fulness; the city, and them that dwell in it: and men shall cry and all that dwell in the land shall howl,

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,

Thus saith the LORD: 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 them that dwell therein: and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is in it; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.

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.

'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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