1 An oracle. The word of Yahweh is against the land of Hadrach, And will rest upon Damascus; For the eye of man And of all the tribes of Israel is toward Yahweh;
2 And Hamath, also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise.
3 Tyre built herself a stronghold, And heaped up silver like the dust, And fine gold like the mire of the streets.
4 Behold, the Lord will dispossess her, And he will strike her power in the sea; And she will be devoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon will see it, and fear; Gaza also, and will writhe in agony; As will Ekron, for her expectation will be put to shame; And the king will perish from Gaza, And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
6 Foriegners will dwell in Ashdod, And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
7 I will take away his blood out of his mouth, And his abominations from between his teeth; And he also will be a remnant for our God; And he will be as a chieftain in Judah, And Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 I will encamp around my house against the army, That none pass through or return; And no oppressor will pass through them any more: For now I have seen with my eyes.