For the day has come to destroy all the Philistines and to cut off all survivors who could help Tyre and Sidon. The LORD is about to destroy the Philistines, the remnant from the coasts of Caphtor.
Long the arch enemies of the Israelites, the Philistines are about to be annihilated from the earth. According to the Bible Dictionary, the Philistines had dominated Israel until the time of David because they had a knowledge of metal working. That domination is over. The God of the Universe has pronounced judgment, and it will be carried out. This is the just end for all of the enemies of God, of His Son, Jesus, and of His children. Pray for those who are His enemies now, that they may become His children.