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1 Gather yourselves together, yes, agather,
2 Before the decree 1takes effect—
The day passes alike the chaff—
Before the bburning anger of the Lord comes upon you,
Before the cday of the Lord’s anger comes upon you.
3 aSeek the Lord,
Who have carried out His 2ordinances;
cSeek righteousness, seek humility.
Perhaps you will be dhidden
In the day of the Lord’s anger.
4 For aGaza will be abandoned
And Ashkelon a desolation;
aAshdod will be driven out at noon
And aEkron will be uprooted.
The word of the Lord is bagainst you,
O cCanaan, land of the Philistines;
And I will ddestroy you
So that there will be eno inhabitant.
6 So the seacoast will be apastures,
With 1caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
For the aremnant of the house of Judah,
They will bpasture on it.
In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening;
For the Lord their God will ccare for them
And drestore their fortune.
And the brevilings of the sons of Ammon,
With which they have 2taunted My people
The God of Israel,
A place possessed by nettles and salt pits,
And a perpetual desolation.
The remnant of My people will eplunder them
And the remainder of My nation will inherit them.”
12 “You also, O aEthiopians, will be slain by My sword.”
13 And He will astretch out His hand against the north
And destroy bAssyria,
And He will make cNineveh a desolation,
Parched like the wilderness.
1All beasts which range in herds;
Will lodge in 3the tops of her pillars;
4Birds will sing in the window,
Desolation will be on the threshold;
For He has laid bare the cedar work.
15 This is the aexultant city
Which bdwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
“cI am, and there is no one besides me.”
How she has become a ddesolation,
A resting place for beasts!
eEveryone who passes by her will hiss
And wave his hand in contempt.
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