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So I will start a fire at the wall of Gaza that will destroy the high towers in Gaza. And I will destroy the one who sits on the throne in Ashdod. I will destroy the king who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will punish the people of Ekron.[a] Then the Philistines who are still left alive will die.” This is what the Lord God said.

Punishment for Phoenicia

This is what the Lord says: “I will definitely punish the people of Tyre[b] for the many crimes they did. They took an entire nation and sent them as slaves to Edom. They did not remember the agreement they had made with their brothers.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:8 Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ekron Important cities of the Philistines.
  2. Amos 1:9 Tyre The capital city of Phoenicia.
  3. Amos 1:9 brothers The people of Israel.

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