Jeremiah 47:6
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!'

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.

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

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

thou sword

Jeremiah 12:12 The spoilers are come upon all the ways of the wilderness, for the sword of the Lord shall devour from one end of the land to the other end thereof: there is no peace for all flesh.

Jeremiah 15:3 And I will visit them with four kinds, saith the Lord: The sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

Jeremiah 25:27 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Drink ye, and be drunken, and vomit: and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword, which I shall send among you.

Jeremiah 51:20-23 Thou dashest together for me the weapons of war, and with thee I will dash nations together, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms: . . .

Deuteronomy 32:41,42 If I shall whet my sword as the lightning, and my hand take hold on judgment: I will render vengeance to my enemies, and repay them that hate me. . . .

Psalm 17:13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword

Isaiah 10:5,15 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands. . . .

Ezekiel 14:17 Or if I bring the sword upon that land, and say to the sword: Pass through the land: and I destroy man and beast out of it:

Ezekiel 21:3-5 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off in thee the just, and the wicked. . . .

how long

Jeremiah 4:21 How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herb of every field wither for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? The beasts and the birds are consumed: because they have said: He shall not see our last end.

2 Samuel 2:26 And Abner cried out to Joab, and said: Shall thy sword rage unto utter destruction? knowest thou not that it is dangerous to drive people to despair? how long dost thou defer to bid the people cease from pursuing after 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.

Ezekiel 21:30 Return into thy sheath. I will judge thee in the place wherein thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.

John 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard. The chalice which my father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

Context
The Judgment on the Philistines
5Baldness is come upon Gaza: Ascalon hath held her peace with the remnant of their valley: how long shalt thou cut thyself? 6O thou sword of the Lord, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Go into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.7How 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?…
Cross References
Judges 7:20
And when they sounded their trumpets in three places round about the camp, and had broken their pitchers, they held their lamps in their left hands, and with their right hands the trumpets which they blew, and they cried out: The sword of the Lord and of Gedeon:

Jeremiah 12:12
The spoilers are come upon all the ways of the wilderness, for the sword of the Lord shall devour from one end of the land to the other end thereof: there is no peace for all flesh.

Jeremiah 48:10
Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.

Jeremiah 50:35
A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

Ezekiel 21:3
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off in thee the just, and the wicked.

Ezekiel 21:30
Return into thy sheath. I will judge thee in the place wherein thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones.

Additional Translations
‘Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still!’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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Ho, sword of Jehovah, till when art thou not quiet? Be removed unto thy sheath, rest and cease.
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