Behold, waters rise up out of the north,
and will become an overflowing stream,
and will overflow the land and all that is in it,
the city and those who dwell in it;
and the men will cry out,
and all the inhabitants of the land will wail.
at the rushing of his chariots,
at the rumbling of his wheels,
the fathers do not look back to their children
for feebleness of hands,
to destroy all the Philistines,
to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper who remains.
For Yahweh will destroy the Philistines,
the remnant of the isle of Caphtor.
how long will it be before you be quiet?
Put up yourself into your scabbard;
rest, and be still.
since Yahweh has given you a command?
Against Ashkelon, and against the seashore,
there has he appointed it.”