They say to the people: 1 “Journey over to Calneh and look at it! Then go from there to Hamath-Rabbah! 2 Then go down to Gath of the Philistines! Are they superior to our two 3 kingdoms? Is their territory larger than yours?” 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!