An Oracle The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and will rest upon Damascus. For to the LORD belong the cities of Aram, even as all the tribes of Israel;
Hamath also, which borders thereon, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
Tyre has built herself a rampart, and heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.
But lo, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and hurl her wealth into the sea, and she shall be devoured by fire.
Ash'kelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ash'kelon shall be uninhabited;
a mongrel people shall dwell 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 Jeb'usites.
Then I will encamp at my house as a guard, so that none shall march to and fro; no oppressor shall again overrun them, for now I see with my own eyes.
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