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Jeremiah 47:5

    Jeremiah 47:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is brought to nought, the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The hair is cut off from the head of Gaza; Ashkelon has come to nothing; the last of the Anakim are deeply wounding themselves.

    Webster's Revision

    Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is brought to nought, the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

    World English Bible

    Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is brought to nothing, the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is brought to nought, the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 47:5

    Baldness is come upon Gaza - They have cut off their hair in token of deep sorrow and distress.

    Ashkelon is cut off - Or put to silence; another mark of the deepest sorrow. Ashkelon was one of the five seignories of the Philistines, Gaza was another.

    The remnant of their valley - Or plain; for the whole land of the Philistines was a vast plain, which extended along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea from Phoenicia to the frontiers of Egypt. The whole of this plain, the territory of the Philistines, shall be desolated.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 47:5

    Baldness - Extreme mourning (see Jeremiah 16:6).

    Is cut off - Others render, is speechless through grief.

    With the remnant of their valley - Others, O remnant of their valley, how long wilt thou cut thyself? Their valley is that of Gaza and Ashkelon, the low-lying plain, usually called the Shefelah, which formed the territory of the Philistines. The reading of the Septuagint is remarkable: "the remnant of the Anakim," which probably would mean Gath, the home of giants 1 Samuel 17:4.

    Jeremiah 47:6. Or, Alas, Sword of Yahweh, how long wilt thou not rest? For the answer, see Jeremiah 47:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 47:5

    47:5 The remnant - Those who lived in the valleys near Ashkelon. But thyself - Why will you afflict yourselves, when all your mourning will do you no good.