4 Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron—these Philistine cities, too, will be rooted out and left in desolation. 5 And woe to you Philistines[a] living on the coast and in the land of Canaan, for the judgment is against you too. The Lord will destroy you until not one of you is left. 6 The coastland will become a pasture, a place of shepherd camps and folds for sheep.Read full chapter
- Zephaniah 2:5 Philistines, literally, “Cherethites [or Cretans].” With the Philistines, they were part of a great wave of immigrants to the southern coast of Palestine around 1200 b.c.