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The Lord Will Judge His People’s Enemies

Gaza will be deserted,
    and Ashkelon will be destroyed.
    Ashdod will be driven out at noon,
    and Ekron will be torn out by the roots.
How horrible it will be for those who live on the seacoast,
    for the nation from Crete.
    The word of Yahweh is against you, Canaan, the land of the Philistines:
    “I will destroy you so that no one will be living there.”
The seacoast will become pastureland
    with meadows for shepherds
        and fenced-off places for sheep.

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