Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.
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George Leo Haydock
Killers. Hebrew, "Ceretheans. "David's guards were of this nation, 2 Kings viii. 18. They came originally from Crete; and the Septuagint have here, "Cretans "(Calmet) as Grabe substitutes for "Judges of Sidon. "(Haydock)
Chaldean, "archers. "
Remnant. They deserve not the name of a nation, having been much reduced by Egypt and the Chaldeans. (Calmet)