Ashkelon will see and be afraid; Gaza will be in great anguish, as will Ekron, for her hope will have been dried up. 1 Gaza will lose her king, and Ashkelon will no longer be inhabited.
The men of Judah captured Gaza, Ashkelon, Ekron, and the territory surrounding each of these cities. 1
These are the gold sores that the Philistines brought as a guilt offering to the Lord – one for each of the following cities: Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron.
Don’t report it in Gath, don’t spread the news in the streets of Ashkelon, 1 or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, the daughters of the uncircumcised will celebrate!
the foreigners living in Egypt; 1 all the kings of the land of Uz; 2 all the kings of the land of the Philistines, 3 the people of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, the people who had been left alive from Ashdod; 4
I will remove 1 the ruler 2 from Ashdod, 3 the one who holds the royal scepter from Ashkelon. 4 I will strike Ekron 5 with my hand; 6 the rest of the Philistines will also die.” 7 The sovereign Lord has spoken!
Those who are left from the kingdom of Judah 1 will take possession of it. 2 By the sea 3 they 4 will graze, in the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down in the evening, for the Lord their God will intervene for them 5 and restore their prosperity. 6
from the Shihor River 1 east of 2 Egypt northward to the territory of Ekron (it is regarded as Canaanite territory), 3 including the area belonging to the five Philistine lords who ruled in Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron, as well as Avvite land 4