1 This is the divine revelation. The word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and will rest on Damascus
2 and also Hamath, which borders on it, and Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. (The eyes of humanity and of all the tribes of Israel are on the LORD.)
3 Tyre built itself a fortress. It piled up silver like dust and gold like mud in the streets.
4 The Lord will take away its possessions. He will throw its wealth into the sea and burn the city down.
5 Ashkelon will see [this] and be afraid. Gaza will also be in great pain, also Ekron, because its hope will fade. Gaza will lose its king. Ashkelon will no longer be lived in.
6 A mixed race will live in Ashdod, and I will cut off the Philistines' arrogance.
7 I will remove the blood from their mouths and the disgusting things from between their teeth. Then only a few of them will be left for our God like a tribe in Judah, and Ekron will be like a Jebusite.
8 I will camp in front of my house as a guard against those who come and go. No oppressors will pass through them, because I have seen it with my own eyes.