New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
6 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.
7 So I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza,
fire that shall devour its strongholds.
8 I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod,
and the one who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,
says the Lord God.
- Amos 1:6 Heb cause it to return