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and Damascus is its resting place.
For to Yahweh belongs the eye of humankind,a
and all the tribes of Israel,
Tyre and Sidon—yes, they are very wise!b
3 Tyre has built a fortification for itself,c
and it heaped up silver like dust,
and gold like the mud of the streets.
4 Look! The Lord will drive itd out
and will hurl itse outer ramparts into the sea,
and itf will be consumed by fire.
and Gaza will writhe exceedingly,
and Ekron also, because its hope is ruined.g
And the king from Gaza will perish,
and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
6 A mongrel peopleh will dwell in Ashdod,
and I will cut down the pride of the Philistines.
And itm too will be a remnant for our God;
and Ekron will be like the Jebusite.
8 But I will encamp at my templep like a guard,
against those crossing through and returning;
no oppressor will cross through them again,
for now I have seen with my own eyes.
“Eye of humankind” is difficult to understand in this context; some scholars emend the phrase to “cities of Aram” or “capital of Aram”
That is, wise in their own eyes (ironic)
Traditionally “ashamed”; some presuppose a different Hebrew form and translate “withered”
That is, a people of mixed marriage; “half-breeds”
This word is sometimes interpreted as “clan”
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