New Living Translation
"But how can it be still when the LORD has sent it on a mission? For the city of Ashkelon and the people living along the sea must be destroyed."
King James Bible
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 Bible Translation
How shouldest thou be quiet? For Jehovah hath given it a charge: against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore, there hath he appointed it.
World English Bible
How can you be quiet, since Yahweh has given you a command? Against Ashkelon, and against the seashore, there has he appointed it.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
I am sending Assyria against a godless nation, against a people with whom I am angry. Assyria will plunder them, trampling them like dirt beneath its feet.
Cursed are those who refuse to do the LORD's work, who hold back their swords from shedding blood!
"Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.
"Now return the sword to its sheath, for in your own country, the land of your birth, I will pass judgment upon you.
Fear the LORD if you are wise! His voice calls to everyone in Jerusalem: "The armies of destruction are coming; the LORD is sending them.
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