In the year that King Ahaz died, this oracle came:
Don't rejoice, all of you [in] Philistia, because the rod of the one who struck you is broken. For a viper will come out of the roota of a snake, and from its egg comes a flying serpent.
Then the firstborn of the poor will be well fed, and the impoverished will lie down in safety, but I will kill your root with hunger, and your remnant will be slain.b31
Wail, you gates! Cry out, city! Tremble with fear, all Philistia! For a cloud of dust is coming from the north, and there is no one missing from [the invader's] ranks.
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation? The Lord has founded Zion, and His afflicted people find refuge in her.