Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron -- these Philistine cities, too, will be rooted out and left in desolation.
And how terrible it will be for you Philistines a who live along the coast and in the land of Canaan, for this judgment is against you, too! The LORD will destroy you until not one of you is left.
The coastal area will become a pasture, a place of shepherd camps and enclosures for sheep.
The few survivors of the tribe of Judah will pasture there. They will lie down to rest in the abandoned houses in Ashkelon. For the LORD their God will visit his people in kindness and restore their prosperity again.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)