A. ASHKELON shall see it, and fear;
B. GAZA also shall see it, and be very sorrowful,
C. and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed;
B1. and the king shall perish from GAZA,
A1. and ASHKELON shall not be inhabited.
A (8) And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now HAVE I SEEN with mine eyes.
B (9) Rejoice greatly, O daughter OF ZION; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt THE FOAL <01121> of an ass.
C (10) And I will cut off the chariot FROM EPHRAIM, and the horse from Jerusalem,
D (10) and the battle BOW shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
E (11) As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth THY PRISONERS out of the pit wherein is no water.
E1 (12) Turn you to the strong hold, YE PRISONERS of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
D1 (13) When I have bent Judah for me, filled THE BOW
C1 (13) WITH EPHRAIM,
B1 (13) and raised up THY SONS <01121>, O ZION, against THY SONS <01121>, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
A1 (14) And Yahweh SHALL BE SEEN over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord Yahweh shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.