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    For the time will come
        to destroy all the Philistines.
    She will find no help in Tyre and Sidon—
        these allies, too, will be cut off.
    The Eternal will destroy the Philistines,
        this remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.
    The people of Gaza will shave their heads in mourning,
        for Ashkelon is no more.
    You who remain in the valley,
        how long will you cut yourselves in grief?

You cry out, “O sword of the Eternal, when will you stop?
    Return to your sheath, rest from your destruction, and be still!”

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