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For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation; they shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of [a]the sea-coast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of Jehovah is against you, O Canaan, the land of the Philistines; I will destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant. And the sea-coast shall be pastures, with [b]cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

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  1. Zephaniah 2:5 Or, the region of the sea
  2. Zephaniah 2:6 Or, caves