New International Version
I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.
King James Bible
But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
Darby Bible Translation
And I will send a fire on the wall of Gazah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
World English Bible
but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it will devour its palaces.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have sent a fire against the wall of Gaza, And it hath consumed her palaces;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They carried away captive - Gaza is well known to have been one of the five lordships of the Philistines; it lay on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, near to Egypt. Erkon, Ashdod, and Askelon, were other signories of the same people, which are here equally threatened with Gaza. The captivity mentioned here may refer to inroads and incursions made by the Philistines in times of peace. See 2 Chronicles 21:16. The margin reads, an entire captivity. They took all away; none of them afterwards returned.
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PRELIMINARY REMARKS. The position which has been assigned to Joel in the collection of the Minor Prophets, furnishes an external argument for the determination of the time at which Joel wrote. There cannot be any doubt that the Collectors were guided by a consideration of the chronology. The circumstance, that they placed the prophecies of Joel just between the two prophets who, according to the inscriptions and contents of their prophecies, belonged to the time of Jeroboam and Uzziah, is …
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Gaza will shave her head in mourning; Ashkelon will be silenced. You remnant on the plain, how long will you cut yourselves?
Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are crushed.
I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD.
This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not relent. Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,
I will destroy the king of Ashdod and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, till the last of the Philistines are dead," says the Sovereign LORD.
Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted.
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