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Judgment on the Nations

For Gaza shall be forsaken,
    and Ashkelon shall be a waste,
Ashdod they shall drive out at midday,
    and Ekron[a] shall be uprooted.(A)
Ah! You who dwell by the seacoast,
    the nation of Cherethites,[b]
    the word of the Lord is against you!
O Canaan, land of the Philistines,
    I will leave you to perish without an inhabitant!
You shall become fields for shepherds,
    and folds for flocks.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:4 Gaza…Ashkelon…Ashdod…Ekron: cities of the Philistine confederation.
  2. 2:5 Cherethites: a synonym for, or subgroup of, the Philistines, which may be associated with Crete, a part of the larger Aegean area from which the Philistines came.
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