An Oracle The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach, and Damascus is its resting place- for the eyes of men and all the tribes of Israel are on the Lord a-
and also against Hamath, which borders it, as well as Tyre and Sidon, though they are very shrewd.
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust and gold like the dirt of the streets.
Listen! The Lord will impoverish her and cast her wealth into the sea; she herself will be consumed by fire.b5
Ashkelon will see it and be afraid; Gaza too, and will writhe in great pain, as will Ekron, for her hope will fail. There will cease to be a king in Gaza, and Ashkelon will become uninhabited.
A mongrel people will live in Ashdod, and I will destroy the pride of the Philistines.c7
I will remove the blood from their mouths and the detestable thingsd from between their teeth. Then they too will become a remnant for our God; they will become like a clan in Judah and Ekron like the Jebusites.e8
I will set up camp at My house against an army,f against those who march back and forth, and no oppressor will march against them again, for now I have seen with My own eyes.