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.”
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.
And lreturn their captives.
Underground huts or cisterns, lit. excavations
Lit. visit them