(A)For Gaza shall be deserted,
    and Ashkelon shall become a desolation;
Ashdod's people shall be driven out at noon,
    and Ekron shall be uprooted.

Woe to (B)you inhabitants of the seacoast,
    you nation of (C)the Cherethites!
(D)The word of the Lord is against you,
    (E)O Canaan, land of the Philistines;
    and I will destroy you (F)until no inhabitant is left.
(G)And you, O seacoast, (H)shall be pastures,
    with meadows[a] for shepherds
    and folds for flocks.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:6 Or caves
English Standard Version (ESV)

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