This is the land that remains: all the territory of the Philistines and all the Geshurites,
They will cover 1 the surface 2 of the earth, so that you 3 will be unable to see the ground. They will eat the remainder of what escaped 4 – what is left over 5 for you – from the hail, and they will eat every tree that grows for you from the field.
Messengers 1 delivered the letters from the king and his officials throughout Israel and Judah. This royal edict read: 2 “O Israelites, return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so he may return 3 to you who have been spared from the kings of Assyria. 4