1Gatheryourselves together, yes, 1gather, O nation2withoutashame,
2Before the decreebtakeseffect - The daypasses3like the chaff - Before the 4burninganger of the LORDcomes upon you, Before the 5day of the LORD'Sangercomes upon you.
36Seek the LORD, All you 7humble of the cearthWho have carried out His dordinances ; 8Seekrighteousness, seekhumility. Perhaps you will be 9hidden In the day of the LORD'Sanger.
For 10Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation ; 11Ashdod will be driven out at noon And 12Ekron will be uprooted.
5Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the e13Cherethites ! The word of the LORD is 14against you, O 15Canaan, land of the Philistines ; And I will 16destroy you So that there will be 17noinhabitant.
So the seacoast will be 18pastures, With fcaves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
And the coast will be For the 19remnant of the house of Judah, They will 20pasture on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will liedown at evening ; For the LORD their God will 21care for them And 22restore their fortune.
"I have heard the g23taunting of Moab And the 24revilings of the sons of Ammon, With which they have htaunted My people And i25becomearrogantagainst their territory.
9"Therefore, as I live," declares the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, "Surely26Moab will be like 27Sodom And the sons of 28Ammon like 29Gomorrah - A placepossessed by nettles and saltpits, And a perpetualdesolation. The remnant of My people will 30plunder them And the remainder of My nation will inherit them."
10This they will have in return for their 31pride, because they have j32taunted and kbecomearrogantagainst the people of the LORD of hosts.
The LORD will be 33terrifying to them, for He will lstarve34all the gods of the earth ; and all the 35coastlands of the nations will 36bowdown to Him, everyone from his own place.
"You also, O 37Ethiopians, will be slain by My sword."
And He will 38stretch out His handagainst the north And destroy39Assyria, And He will make40Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.
14Flocks will liedown in her midst, mAllbeasts which range in herds ; Both the n41pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in othe tops of her pillars ; pBirds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold ; For He has laidbare the cedarwork.
15This is the 42exultantcity Which 43dwellssecurely, Who says in her heart, "44I am, and there is noonebesides me." How she has become a 45desolation, A restingplace for beasts ! 46Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.