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That’s why I will burn down
the walls and fortresses
    of the city of Gaza.
I will destroy the king[a] of Ashdod
    and the ruler of Ashkelon.
I will strike down Ekron,[b]
and that will be the end
    of the Philistines.
I, the Lord, have spoken!

Judgment on Phoenicia

The Lord said:

I will punish Phoenicia[c]
for countless crimes,
    and I won’t change my mind.
They broke their treaty
and dragged off my people[d]
    from town after town
to sell them as slaves
    to the Edomites.

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Footnotes

  1. 1.8 king: Or “people.”
  2. 1.8 Ashdod. . . Ashkelon. . . Ekron: Philistine cities.
  3. 1.9 Phoenicia: The Hebrew text has “Tyre,” which was one of the two Phoenician cities; the other was Sidon, which is not mentioned by Amos.
  4. 1.9 my people: See the note at 1.6.

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