Zephaniah 2:4–7

Judgment on Nations

4 For eGaza shall be forsaken,

And Ashkelon desolate;

They shall drive out Ashdod fat noonday,

And Ekron shall be uprooted.

5 Woe to the inhabitants of gthe seacoast,

The nation of the Cherethites!

The word of the Lord is against you,

O hCanaan, land of the Philistines:

“I will destroy you;

So there shall be no inhabitant.”

6 The seacoast shall be pastures,

With 2shelters for shepherds iand folds for flocks.

7 The coast shall be for jthe remnant of the house of Judah;

They shall feed their flocks there;

In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening.

For the Lord their God will kintervene 3for them,

And lreturn their captives.

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