Gaza will shave(A) her head in mourning;
    Ashkelon(B) will be silenced.
You remnant on the plain,
    how long will you cut(C) yourselves?

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I will send fire on the walls of Gaza
    that will consume her fortresses.
I will destroy the king[a] of Ashdod(A)
    and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.
I will turn my hand(B) against Ekron,
    till the last of the Philistines(C) are dead,”(D)
says the Sovereign Lord.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:8 Or inhabitants