Jeremiah 47:7
Good News Translation
But how can it rest, when I have given it work to do? I have commanded it to attack Ashkelon and the people who live on the coast."

Contemporary English Version
But how can my sword rest, when I have commanded it to attack Ashkelon and the seacoast?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

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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?

can it [heb] canst not

1 Samuel 15:3 Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath: spare him not, nor covet anything that is his: but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him to a deceitful nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of my wrath, to take away the spoils, and to lay hold on the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Isaiah 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory.

Isaiah 37:26 Hast thou not heard what I have done to him of old? from the days of old I have formed it: and now I have brought it to effect: and it hath come to pass that hills fighting together, and fenced cities should be destroyed.

Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. . . .

Isaiah 46:10,11 Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me: . . .

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:

Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?

the sea

Ezekiel 25:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will stretch forth my hand upon the Philistines, and will kill the killers, and will destroy the remnant of the sea coast.

Zephaniah 2:6,7 And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle: . . .

hath he

Micah 6:9 The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?

Context
The Judgment on the Philistines
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
Isaiah 10:6
I will send him to a deceitful nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of my wrath, to take away the spoils, and to lay hold on the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

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

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

Micah 6:9
The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?

Additional Translations
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland.”How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD has given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there has he appointed it.

How canst thou be quiet, seeing Jehovah hath given thee a charge? Against Ashkelon, and against the sea-shore, there hath he appointed it.

How shouldest thou be quiet? -- For Jehovah hath given it a charge: against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore, there hath he appointed it.

How canst thou be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given thee a charge? against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore, there hath he appointed it.

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.

How can you be quiet, since Yahweh has given you a command? Against Ashkelon, and against the seashore, there has he appointed it.

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!'
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