Zephaniah 2:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
For Gazaעַזָּה֙
(az·zah)
5804a: a Philistine cityof uncertain derivation
will be abandonedעֲזוּבָ֣ה
(a·zu·vah)
5800a: to leave, forsake, loosea prim. root
And Ashkelonוְאַשְׁקְלֹ֖ון
(ve·'ash·ke·lo·vn)
831: a city of the Philistinesof foreign origin
a desolation;לִשְׁמָמָ֑ה
(lish·ma·mah;)
8077: devastation, wastefrom shamem
Ashdodאַשְׁדֹּ֗וד
(ash·do·vd)
795: a city of the Philistinesof foreign origin
will be drivenיְגָ֣רְשׁ֔וּהָ
(ye·ga·re·shu·ha,)
1644: to drive out, cast outa prim. root
out at noonבַּֽצָּהֳרַ֙יִם֙
(ba·tza·ho·ra·yim)
6672a: midday, noonfrom an unused word
And Ekronוְעֶקְרֹ֖ון
(ve·'ek·ro·vn)
6138: a Philistine cityfrom the same as eqer
will be uprooted.תֵּעָקֵֽר׃
(te·'a·ker.)
6131: to pluck or root updenominative verb from eqer









KJV Lexicon
For Gaza
`Azzah  (az-zaw')
strong; Azzah, a place in Palestine -- Azzah, Gaza.
shall be forsaken
`azab  (aw-zab')
to loosen, i.e. relinquish, permit, etc. -- commit self, fail, forsake, fortify, help, leave (destitute, off), refuse, surely.
and Ashkelon
'Ashqlown  (ash-kel-one')
Ashkelon, a place in Palestine -- Ashkelon, Askalon.
a desolation
shmamah  (shem-aw-maw')
devastation; figuratively, astonishment -- (laid, most) desolate(-ion), waste.
they shall drive out
garash  (gaw-rash')
to drive out from a possession; especially to expatriate or divorce -- cast up (out), divorced (woman), drive away (forth, out), expel, surely put away, trouble, thrust out.
Ashdod
'Ashdowd  (ash-dode')
ravager; Ashdod, a place in Palestine -- Ahdod.
at the noon day
tsohar  (tso'-har)
a light (i.e. window): dual double light, i.e. noon -- midday, noon(-day, -tide), window.
and Ekron
`Eqrown  (ek-rone')
eradication; Ekron, a place in Palestine -- Ekron.
shall be rooted up
`aqar  (aw-kar')
to pluck up (especially by the roots); specifically, to hamstring; figuratively, to exterminate -- dig down, hough, pluck up, root up.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon And Ekron will be uprooted.

King James Bible
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Gaza will be abandoned, and Ashkelon will become a ruin. Ashdod will be driven out at noon, and Ekron will be uprooted.

International Standard Version
"For Gaza will be forsaken, and Ashkelon deserted— Ashdod will be emptied at high noon; even Ekron will be uprooted.

NET Bible
Indeed, Gaza will be deserted and Ashkelon will become a heap of ruins. Invaders will drive away the people of Ashdod by noon, and Ekron will be overthrown.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gaza will be deserted, and Ashkelon will be destroyed. Ashdod will be driven out at noon, and Ekron will be torn out by the roots.

King James 2000 Bible
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon shall be a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
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