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Thus says the Lord:
For three transgressions of Gaza,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;[a]
because they carried into exile entire communities,
    to hand them over to Edom.
So I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza,
    fire that shall devour its strongholds.
I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod,
    and the one who holds the sceptre from Ashkelon;
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
    and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,
says the Lord God.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:6 Heb cause it to return

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