New International Version
A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod, and I will put an end to the pride of the Philistines.
King James Bible
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
Darby Bible Translation
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines;
World English Bible
Foreigners will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
Young's Literal Translation
And dwelt hath a foreigner in Ashdod, And I have cut off the excellency of the Philistines.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A bastard shall dwell in Ashdod - This character would suit Alexander very well, who most certainly was a bastard; for his mother Olympia said that Jupiter Ammon entered her apartment in the shape of a dragon, and begat Alexander! Could her husband Philip believe this? The word signifies a stranger.
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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 of an ass. -- And He shall speak peace unto the heathen. T he narrowness and littleness of the mind of fallen man are sufficiently conspicuous in the idea he forms of magnificence and grandeur. The pageantry and parade of a Roman triumph, or of an eastern monarch, as described in history, exhibit him to us …
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History of the Interpretation.
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:
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.
Ashkelon will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither. Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted.
I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth. Those who are left will belong to our God and become a clan in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.
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