An oracle. The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrakh, And will rest upon Dammesek; For the eye of man And of all the tribes of Yisra'el is toward the LORD;
And Hamat, also, which borders on it; Tzor and Tzidon, because they are very wise.
Tzor built herself a stronghold, And heaped up silver like the dust, And fine gold like the mire of the streets.
Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, And he will strike her power in the sea; And she will be devoured with fire.
Ashkelon will see it, and fear; `Aza also, and will writhe in agony; As will `Ekron, for her expectation will be put to shame; And the king will perish from `Aza, And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
Foriegners will dwell in Ashdod, And I will cut off the pride of the Pelishtim.
I will take away his blood out of his mouth, And his abominations from between his teeth; And he also will be a remnant for our God; And he will be as a chieftain in Yehudah, And `Ekron as a Yevusi.
I will encamp around my house against the army, That none pass through or return; And no oppressor will pass through them any more: For now I have seen with my eyes.