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Philistia Will Be Punished

·No one will be left in the city of Gaza [L Gaza will be abandoned; C Gaza sounds like Hebrew for “abandoned”; all four of these were cities in Philistia],
    and the city of Ashkelon will be ·destroyed [desolated; a heap of ruins].
Ashdod will be empty by noon,
    and the people of Ekron will be ·chased away [L uprooted; C Ekron sounds like Hebrew for “uprooted”].
·How terrible it will be for [L Woe to] you who live by the ·Mediterranean Sea [L sea],
    you ·Philistines [L nation of Cerethites; C either another name for the Philistines or a neighboring people group; the name suggests they came from the island of Crete; 2 Sam. 8:18; Ezek. 25:16]!
The word of the Lord is against you,
    Canaan, land of the Philistines.

“I will destroy you
    so that no ·one [inhabitant] will be left.”
The land by the ·Mediterranean Sea, in which you live [L sea],
    will become pastures, ·fields [or shelters; or having wells] for shepherds, and pens for ·sheep [flocks].

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