God speaks against Israel's enemies
The Lord watches all men and all the groups of people in Israel.
They have swept up rich metals like dirt.
They have swept up gold like dirt in the streets.
And he will remove their ships from the sea.
Fire will burn every part of the city.
The people in Gaza city will see it and they will be afraid.
The things that the people in Ekron city hope for will not happen.
The king of Gaza will die
and there will be no people in Ashkelon any longer.
I will show the
I will take the food from their teeth, because it is bad food.
Those that remain will still be my people.
They will become leaders in Judah.
Ekron will be like a part of Judah, as the Jebusites were.
No army will ever again beat my people,
because I am watching them.