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Israel Defended Against Enemies

9 The 1burden of the word of the Lord

Against the land of Hadrach,

And aDamascus its resting place

(For bthe eyes of men

And all the tribes of Israel

Are on the Lord);

2 Also against cHamath, which borders on it,

And against dTyre and eSidon, though they are very fwise.

3 For Tyre built herself a tower,

Heaped up silver like the dust,

And gold like the mire of the streets.

4 Behold, gthe Lord will cast her out;

He will destroy hher power in the sea,

And she will be devoured by fire.

5 Ashkelon shall see it and fear;

Gaza also shall be very sorrowful;

And iEkron, for He dried up her expectation.

The king shall perish from Gaza,

And Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

6 “A 2mixed race shall settle jin Ashdod,

And I will cut off the pride of the kPhilistines.

7 I will take away the blood from his mouth,

And the abominations from between his teeth.

But he who remains, even he shall be for our God,

And shall be like a leader in Judah,

And Ekron like a Jebusite.

8 lI will camp around My house

Because of the army,

Because of him who passes by and him who returns.

No more shall an oppressor pass through them,

For now I have seen with My eyes.


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