Behold, the Lord will cast her out , and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.5Ashkelon shall see it, and fear ; Gaza also shall see it, and be verysorrowful , and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed ; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited .
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.7
And I will take away his blooda out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth , even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.8
And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by , and because of him that returneth : and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.9Rejoicegreatly, O daughter of Zion;shout , O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy Kingcometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation ; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battlebow shall be cut off : and he shall speakpeace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.11
As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.12Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will renderdouble unto thee;
When I have bentJudah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.14
And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the LordGOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.