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Gather together, gather together, O nation without shame,
before the decree is born - the day shall pass on like chaff - before the burning wrath of YHWH comes upon you, before the day of wrath of YHWH comes upon you!
Seek YHWH, all you meek ones of the earth, who have done His right-ruling. Seek righteousness, seek meekness, if so be that you are hidden in the day of wrath of YHWH.
For Azzah is abandoned and Ashqelon laid waste, Ashdod is driven out at noonday and Eqron is uprooted.
Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Kerethites! The word of YHWH is against you, O Kena'an, land of the Philistines, 'And I shall destroy you, so that there is no inhabitant.'
And the seacoast shall be pastures, shepherds' meadows and enclosures for flocks.
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Yehudah. They shall feed their flocks on it, at evening they lie down in the houses of Ashqelon. For YHWH their Elohim shall visit them and turn back their captivity.
Against Moab and Ammon...
`I have heard the reproach of Mo`ab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, with which they have reproached My people, and exalted themselves against their borders.
'Therefore, as I live,' declares YHWH of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra'el, 'Mo'ab shall be like Sedom, and the children of Ammon like Amorah - a possession for weeds and a pit of salt, and a waste forever, the remnant of My people plunder them, and the rest of My nation possess them.'
This is what they get for their pride, because they have reproached and exalted themselves against the people of YHWH of hosts.
YHWH shall be awesome to them, for He shall make all the mighty ones of the earth to shrivel, while all the coastlands of the nations bow down to Him, each one from his place.
`You too, O Kushites, are to be slain by My sword.`
And He shall stretch out His hand against the north, and destroy Ashshur, and make Nineweh a waste, as dry as a wilderness.
And droves shall lie down in her midst, every beast of the nation, both pelican and bittern lodge in the tops of her columns, a voice singing at the window, ruin be at the threshold, for the cedar work is exposed.
This is the exultant city that is dwelling in safety, that said in her heart, 'I am it, and there is none but me.' How has she become a waste, a place for beasts to lie down! Everyone who passes by her whistles and shakes his fist.