A prophecy:1 The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrak and will come to rest on Damascus2-- for the eyes of all people and all the tribes of Israel are on the LORD--a2
and on Hamath3 too, which borders on it, and on Tyre4 and Sidon,5 though they are very skillful.
Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.64
But the Lord will take away her possessions and destroy7 her power on the sea, and she will be consumed by fire.85
Ashkelon9 will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither. Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted.
A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod, and I will put an end10 to the pride of the Philistines.
I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth. Those who are left will belong to our God11 and become a clan in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.128
But I will encamp13 at my temple to guard it against marauding forces.14 Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.15