Bible: Zeph 2:4-7

Judgment on Surrounding Nations

2:4 Indeed, 1  Gaza will be deserted 2 

and Ashkelon will become a heap of ruins. 3 

Invaders will drive away the people of Ashdod by noon, 4 

and Ekron will be overthrown. 5 

2:5 Those who live by the sea, the people who came from Crete, 6  are as good as dead. 7 

The Lord has decreed your downfall, 8  Canaan, land of the Philistines:

“I will destroy everyone who lives there! 9 

2:6 The seacoast 10  will be used as pasture lands 11  by the shepherds

and as pens for their flocks.

2:7 Those who are left from the kingdom of Judah 12  will take possession of it. 13 

By the sea 14  they 15  will graze,

in the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down in the evening,

for the Lord their God will intervene for them 16  and restore their prosperity. 17 

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