Prophecy Against Philistia
'Thus says the Lord GOD: q "Because r the Philistines dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred,"
'therefore thus says the Lord GOD: s "I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the t Cherethites u and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.
"I will v execute great vengeance on them with furious rebukes; w and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I lay My vengeance upon them." ' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
All the mixed multitude, all the kings of the land of Uz, all the kings of the land of the Philistines (namely, Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod).
The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
Woe to you who are at ease in Zion, And trust in Mount Samaria, Notable persons in the chief nation, To whom the house of Israel comes!
2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Sochoh with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages; and they dwelt there.
For Gaza shall be forsaken, And Ashkelon desolate; They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, And Ekron shall be uprooted.
1 Samuel 30:14
"We made an invasion of the southern area of the Cherethites, in the territory which belongs to Judah, and of the southern area of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire."
Because of the day that comes to plunder all the Philistines, To cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains; For the LORD shall plunder the Philistines, The remnant of the country of Caphtor.
So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.
The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah