Zephaniah 2:6
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New International Version
The land by the sea will become pastures having wells for shepherds and pens for flocks.

King James Bible
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

Darby Bible Translation
and the sea-coast shall be cave-dwellings for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

World English Bible
The sea coast will be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sea-coast hath been habitations, Cottages for shepherds, and folds for a flock.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the sea-coasts shall be dwellings - Newcome considers כרת keroth as a proper name, not cottages or folds. The Septuagint have Κρητη, Crete, and so has the Syriac. Abp. Secker notes, Alibi non extat כרת, et forte notat patriam των כרתים. "The word כרת is not found elsewhere, and probably it is the name of the country of the Cherethim."

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the sea.

Zephaniah 2:14,15 And flocks shall lie down in the middle of her, all the beasts of the nations...

Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching place for flocks: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

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Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua 11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea,) "Ekron shall be rooted out"; this is Caesarea, the daughter of Edom, which is situated among things profane. She was a goad, sticking in Israel, in the days of the Grecians. But when the kingdom of the Asmonean family prevailed, it overcame her, &c. R. Josi Bar Chaninah saith, What is that that is written, 'And Ekron shall be as a Jebusite?' (Zech
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Isaiah 5:17
Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture; lambs will feed among the ruins of the rich.

Isaiah 7:25
As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid.

Jeremiah 33:12
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'In this place, desolate and without people or animals--in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.

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