Gather together—yes, gather together, you shameless nation.
Gather before judgment begins, before your time to repent is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the fierce fury of the LORD falls and the terrible day of the LORD ’s anger begins.
Seek the LORD , all who are humble, and follow his commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you— protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.
Gaza and Ashkelon will be abandoned, Ashdod and Ekron torn down.
And what sorrow awaits you Philistines who live along the coast and in the land of Canaan, for this judgment is against you, too! The LORD will destroy you until not one of you is left.
References for Zephaniah 2:5
The Philistine coast will become a wilderness pasture, a place of shepherd camps and enclosures for sheep and goats.