23 And as for the Avvites(A) who lived in villages as far as Gaza,(B) the Caphtorites(C) coming out from Caphtor[a](D) destroyed them and settled in their place.)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 2:23 That is, Crete

41 Joshua subdued them from Kadesh Barnea(A) to Gaza(B) and from the whole region of Goshen(C) to Gibeon.

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47 Ashdod,(A) its surrounding settlements and villages; and Gaza, its settlements and villages, as far as the Wadi of Egypt(B) and the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.(C)

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18 Judah also took[a] Gaza,(A) Ashkelon(B) and Ekron—each city with its territory.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 1:18 Hebrew; Septuagint Judah did not take

They camped on the land and ruined the crops(A) all the way to Gaza(B) and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys.

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Samson and Delilah

16 One day Samson(A) went to Gaza,(B) where he saw a prostitute.(C) He went in to spend the night with her.

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21 Then the Philistines(A) seized him, gouged out his eyes(B) and took him down to Gaza.(C) Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain(D) in the prison.

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17 These are the gold tumors the Philistines sent as a guilt offering to the Lord—one each(A) for Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron.

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20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz;(A) all the kings of the Philistines(B) (those of Ashkelon,(C) Gaza,(D) Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);

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A Message About the Philistines

47 This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines(A) before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:(B)

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This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Gaza,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.(B)
Because she took captive whole communities
    and sold them to Edom,(C)

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Philistia

Gaza(A) will be abandoned
    and Ashkelon(B) left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
    and Ekron uprooted.

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