Woe to those who dwell in the region of the sea, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of Jehovah is against you, O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, and I will make· thee ·perish, and there shall be no··one dwelling.
And the region shall be for what··is··left of the house of Judah; they shall pasture upon them; in the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie··down◦ in the evening, for Jehovah their God shall visit them, and turn··back their captivity.
Therefore as I◦ live, says◦ Jehovah of Armies, the God of Israel, surely▵ Moab shall be as Sodom, and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, a forsaken◦ place of nettles and a salt pit◦, desolation even··to eternity; those who··are··left of My people shall plunder them, and the remnant of My nation shall inherit them.
And droves shall lie··down◦ in the midst of her, every wild··animal of the nation; both◦ the spoonbill and◦ the osprey shall lodge in the knobs* of her; their voice shall sing in the window; waste shall be in the doorway: for he shall make··naked her cedar.
This is the triumphant city that sat securely, that said in her heart, I◦ am, and besides me there is nothing more◦. How◦ she has become a desolation, a place· for the wild··animal ·to··crouch! Everyone passing by◦ her shall hiss, and shake◦ his fist▵.