4 For 1Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; 2Ashdod will be driven out at noon And 3Ekron will be uprooted.
5 Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the 4Cherethites! The word of the LORD is 5against you, O 6Canaan, land of the Philistines; And I will 7destroy you So that there will be 8no inhabitant.
References for Zephaniah 2:5
    • e 2:5 - I.e. a segment of the Philistines with roots in Crete
      6 So the seacoast will be 9pastures, With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
      References for Zephaniah 2:6
        • f 2:6 - Or "meadows" or "wells"
          7 And the coast will be For the 10remnant of the house of Judah, They will 11pasture on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will 12care for them And 13restore their fortune.