The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and will rest upon Damascus. For to the Lord belongs the capital a of Aram, b as do all the tribes of Israel;
Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
Tyre has built itself a rampart, and heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.
But now, the Lord will strip it of its possessions and hurl its wealth into the sea, and it shall be devoured by fire.
Ashkelon shall see it and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are withered. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited;
a mongrel people shall settle in Ashdod, and I will make an end of the pride of Philistia.
I will take away its blood from its mouth, and its abominations from between its teeth; it too shall be a remnant for our God; it shall be like a clan in Judah, and Ekron shall be like the Jebusites.
Then I will encamp at my house as a guard, so that no one shall march to and fro; no oppressor shall again overrun them, for now I have seen with my own eyes.
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