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So I will send fire upon the city walls of Gaza and burn down its fortresses. I will remove the rulers of the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon. I will punish the city of Ekron, and all the Philistines who are left will die.”

Tyre

(A)The Lord says, “The people of Tyre have sinned again and again, and for this I will certainly punish them. They carried off a whole nation into exile in the land of Edom, and did not keep the treaty of friendship they had made.

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I will send fire on the walls of Gaza
    that will consume her fortresses.
I will destroy the king[a] of Ashdod(A)
    and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.
I will turn my hand(B) against Ekron,
    till the last of the Philistines(C) are dead,”(D)
says the Sovereign Lord.(E)

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Tyre,(F)
    even for four, I will not relent.(G)
Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom,
    disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:8 Or inhabitants

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