Gather yourselves together , yea, gather together , O nation not desired ;
Before the decree bring forth , before the daypass as the chaff,before the fierceanger of the LORDcome upon you, before the day of the LORD'Sangercome upon you.
3Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment;seekrighteousness,seekmeekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'Sanger.4
For Gaza shall be forsaken , and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive outAshdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up .
5Woe unto the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant .
And the seacoast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds , and folds for flocks.