The Lord God said, “The cruel Philistines have taken revenge on their enemies over and over and have tried to destroy them. 16
Now it's my turn to treat the Philistines as my enemies and to kill everyone living in their towns along the seacoast. 17
In my fierce anger, I will take revenge on them. And when I punish them, they will know that I am the Lord .”
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.