Tree of Life Version
4 For Gaza will be abandoned
and Ashkelon will be a wasteland.
Ashdod will be driven out at noon
and Ekron will be uprooted.
5 Oy to the inhabitants of the seacoast,
the nation of Cherethites!
The word of Adonai is against you,
Canaan, the land of the Philistines,
and I will destroy you
until there is no inhabitant.
6 The seacoast will become pastures,
with meadows for shepherds and folds for flocks.
New International Version
4 Gaza(A) will be abandoned
and Ashkelon(B) left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
and Ekron uprooted.
5 Woe to you who live by the sea,
you Kerethite(C) people;
the word of the Lord is against you,(D)
Canaan, land of the Philistines.
He says, “I will destroy you,
and none will be left.”(E)
6 The land by the sea will become pastures
having wells for shepherds
and pens for flocks.(F)