For (A)Gaza will be abandoned,
And Ashkelon will become a desolation;
The inhabitants of (B)Ashdod will be driven out at noon,
And (C)Ekron will be uprooted.
Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast,
The nation of the [a](D)Cherethites!
The word of the Lord is (E)against you,
(F)Canaan, land of the Philistines;
And I will (G)eliminate you
So that there will be (H)no inhabitant.
So the seacoast will become (I)grazing places,
With pastures for shepherds and folds for flocks.

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  1. Zephaniah 2:5 I.e., a segment of the Philistines with roots in Crete