A pronouncement. The LORD's word is against the land of Hadrach, and Damascus is its resting place, for the city of Arama and all the tribes of Israel belong to the LORD.
Hamath also borders on it. Tyre and Sidon, indeed, each is exceedingly wise.
Tyre built a fortress for herself. She piled up silver like dust and gold like mud in the streets,
but the LORD will take her possessions away and knock her wealth into the sea. She will be devoured with fire.
Ashkelon will look and be afraid. Gaza will writhe in agony, and also Ekron, because her hope has dried up. The king will perish from Gaza; Ashkelon won't be inhabited.
An illegitimate child will dwell in Ashdod; I will eliminate the pride of the Philistines.
I will remove bloody food from his mouth and pieces of unclean food from between his teeth. He will be a survivor who belongs to our God. He will be like a chieftain in Judah; Ekron will be like a Jebusite.
I will encamp before my house as a guard against anyone departing or returning. A slave driver will no longer pass through against them, for I have seen youb with my eyes.