For Gaza will be abandoned, and Ashkelon will become a ruin. Ashdod will be driven out at noon, and Ekron will be uprooted.
Woe, inhabitants of the seacoast, nation of the Cherethites!a The word of the Lord is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines: I will destroy you until there is no one left.
The seacoast will become pasturelands with caves for shepherds and folds for sheep.
The coastland will belong to the remnant of the house of Judah; they will find pasture there. They will lie down in the evening among the houses of Ashkelon, for the Lord their God will return to them and restore their fortunes.