1 H7197 Gather yourselves together [H8703] H7197 , yea, gather together [H8798] H1471 , O nation H3700 not desired [H8737] ;
2 H2706 Before the decree H3205 bring forth [H8800] H3117 , before the day H5674 pass [H8804] H4671 as the chaff H3808 , before H2740 the fierce H639 anger H3068 of the LORD H935 come [H8799] H3117 upon you, before the day H3068 of the LORD'S H639 anger H935 come [H8799] upon you.
3 H1245 Seek [H8761] H3068 ye the LORD H6035 , all ye meek H776 of the earth H6466 , which have wrought [H8804] H4941 his judgment H1245 ; seek [H8761] H6664 righteousness H1245 , seek [H8761] H6038 meekness H194 : it may be H5641 ye shall be hid [H8735] H3117 in the day H3068 of the LORD'S H639 anger.
4 H5804 For Gaza H5800 shall be forsaken [H8803] H831 , and Ashkelon H8077 a desolation H1644 : they shall drive out [H8762] H795 Ashdod H6672 at the noon day H6138 , and Ekron H6131 shall be rooted up [H8735] .
5 H1945 Woe H3427 unto the inhabitants [H8802] H3220 of the sea H2256 coast H1471 , the nation H3774 of the Cherethites H1697 ! the word H3068 of the LORD H3667 is against you; O Canaan H776 , the land H6430 of the Philistines H6 , I will even destroy [H8689] H3427 thee, that there shall be no inhabitant [H8802] .
6 H3220 And the sea H2256 coast H5116 shall be dwellings H3741 and cottages H7462 for shepherds [H8802] H1448 , and folds H6629 for flocks.
7 H2256 And the coast H7611 shall be for the remnant H1004 of the house H3063 of Judah H7462 ; they shall feed [H8799] H1004 thereupon: in the houses H831 of Ashkelon H7257 shall they lie down [H8799] H6153 in the evening H3068 : for the LORD H430 their God H6485 shall visit [H8799] H7725 them, and turn away [H8804] H7622 their captivity [H8675] H7622 .
8 H8085 I have heard [H8804] H2781 the reproach H4124 of Moab H1421 , and the revilings H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H2778 , whereby they have reproached [H8765] H5971 my people H1431 , and magnified [H8686] H1366 themselves against their border.
9 H2416 Therefore as I live H5002 , saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts H430 , the God H3478 of Israel H4124 , Surely Moab H5467 shall be as Sodom H1121 , and the children H5983 of Ammon H6017 as Gomorrah H4476 , even the breeding H2738 of nettles H4379 , and saltpits H4417 H5704 , and a perpetual H5769 H8077 desolation H7611 : the residue H5971 of my people H962 shall spoil [H8799] H3499 them, and the remnant H1471 of my people H5157 shall possess [H8799] them.
10 H1347 This shall they have for their pride H2778 , because they have reproached [H8765] H1431 and magnified [H8686] H5971 themselves against the people H3068 of the LORD H6635 of hosts.
11 H3068 The LORD H3372 will be terrible [H8737] H7329 unto them: for he will famish [H8804] H430 all the gods H776 of the earth H7812 ; and men shall worship [H8691] H376 him, every one H4725 from his place H339 , even all the isles H1471 of the heathen.
13 H5186 And he will stretch out [H8799] H3027 his hand H6828 against the north H6 , and destroy [H8762] H804 Assyria H7760 ; and will make [H8799] H5210 Nineveh H8077 a desolation H6723 , and dry H4057 like a wilderness.
14 H5739 And flocks H7257 shall lie down [H8804] H8432 in the midst H2416 of her, all the beasts H1471 of the nations H6893 : both the cormorant H7090 and the bittern H3885 shall lodge [H8799] H3730 in the upper lintels H6963 of it; their voice H7891 shall sing [H8787] H2474 in the windows H2721 ; desolation H5592 shall be in the thresholds H6168 : for he shall uncover [H8765] H731 the cedar work.
15 H5947 This is the rejoicing H5892 city H3427 that dwelt [H8802] H983 carelessly H559 , that said [H8802] H3824 in her heart H657 , I am, and there is none beside H8047 me: how is she become a desolation H2416 , a place for beasts H4769 to lie down in H5674 ! every one that passeth by [H8802] H8319 her shall hiss [H8799] H5128 , and wag [H8686] H3027 his hand.