O sshameless nation,
—before the day passes away ulike chaff—
vbefore there comes upon you
who do his just commands;2
yseek righteousness; seek humility;
4 aFor Gaza shall be deserted,
5 Woe to byou inhabitants of the seacoast,
you nation of cthe Cherethites!
dThe word of the Lord is against you,
eO Canaan, land of the Philistines;
and I will destroy you funtil no inhabitant is left.
with meadows3 for shepherds
7 iThe seacoast shall become the possession
of jthe remnant of the house of Judah,
hon which they shall graze,
For the Lord their God kwill be mindful of them
and lrestore their fortunes.
8 “I have heard mthe taunts of Moab
and nthe revilings of the Ammonites,
and made boasts oagainst their territory.
9 Therefore, pas I live,” declares the Lord of hosts,
“Moab shall become qlike Sodom,
and the Ammonites qlike Gomorrah,
10 This shall be their lot in return rfor their pride,
sfor he will famish all the gods of the earth,
and tto him shall bow down,
all uthe lands of the nations.
12 vYou also, O Cushites,
wand destroy Assyria,
and he xwill make Nineveh a desolation,
14 yHerds shall lie down in her midst,
all kinds of beasts;4
for aher cedar work will be laid bare.
bthat lived securely,
ca lair for wild beasts!
dEveryone who passes by her
hisses and eshakes his fist.