Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of (A)Gaza and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they deported an entire population
To (B)deliver it up to Edom.
“So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza
And it will consume her citadels.
“I will also cut off the inhabitant from (C)Ashdod,
And him who holds the scepter, from (D)Ashkelon;
I will even [a]unleash My [b]power upon Ekron,
And the remnant of the (E)Philistines will perish,”
Says the Lord [c]God.

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  1. Amos 1:8 Lit cause to return
  2. Amos 1:8 Lit hand
  3. Amos 1:8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord

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