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2 Gather yourselves together! Now gather together,
O nation having no shame!
the day flies away like chaff;
before the fierce anger of Yahweh overtakes you;
before the day of the anger of Yahweh overtakes you.
who have fulfilled his law;
Perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the anger of Yahweh.
and Ashkelon as a desolation.
As for Ashdod, at noon they will drive her away,
and Ekron shall be uprooted.
people of the Kerethites!
The word of Yahweh is against you,
O Canaan, land of the Philistines.
I will destroy you ⌊until there is no inhabitant⌋.a
pastures and meadows for shepherds
and sheep pens for the flocks.
for the remnant of the house of Judah;
upon them they shall graze,
and in the houses of Ashkelon
they shall lie down in the evening.
For Yahweh their God shall be mindful of them,
and he will restore their fortunes.
and the scorning of the ⌊Ammonites⌋,b
with which they have taunted my nation
and made boasts against their territory.
the God of Israel—
“Moab shall be as Sodom,
and the ⌊Ammonites⌋c like Gomorrah,
a place of weeds and salt pits
and a desolation forever.
The remnant of my people shall plunder them,
and the remainder of my nation shall possess them.”
because they mocked and boasted
against the people of Yahweh of hosts.
for he will destroy all the gods of the earth
and all the landsd of the nations;
each in its place will bow down to him.
they shall be killed by my sword.
and he will destroy Assyria
and will make Nineveh a desolation,
a dry wasteland like the desert.
every wild animal of a nation;
even the desert owl and the screech owl
shall lodge on her capitals.
A voice shall hoot in the window;
rubblee on the threshold;
for the cedar is laid bare.
that lived securely;
the one saying in her heart,
“⌊I am, and there is none besides me⌋.”f
How she has become a desolation,
a lair for wild animals!
Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.
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