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Having A Basic Understanding of Some Old Testament Truths

 Part 328God’s Message Through Jeremiah To The Philistines (Jeremiah 47:1-7)

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1. Before Pharaoh smote Gaza, who was Jeremiah to prophesy against?

The Philistines: “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza” (Jeremiah 47:1).

2. What did God have Jeremiah say was coming from the north?

A great flood: “Thus saith the Lord; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl” (Jeremiah 47:2).

3. During the noise of horses, etc., why wouldn’t the fathers look back to their children?

Because they had feebleness of hands: “At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands” (Jeremiah 47:3).

4. Who was ultimately the source of the ruin of the Philistines?

God: “Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the Lord will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor” (Jeremiah 47:4).

5. What was self-inflicted within Gaza?

They cut themselves: “Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself” (Jeremiah 47:5)?

6. When asked when the sword of the Lord would be quiet, what was the answer?

The sword of the Lord would not be silenced for it had charged appointed by the Lord: “(6) 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. (7) 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” (Jeremiah 47:6-7).

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