"Do not rejoice, O 3Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that 4struck you is broken; For from the serpent'sroot a 5viper will come out, And its fruit will be a 6flyingserpent.
"bThose who are most7helpless will eat, And the needy will liedown in security; I will cdestroy your root with 8famine, And it will kill off your survivors.
31"Wail, O 9gate; cry, O city; dMelt away, O 10Philistia, all of you; For smokecomes from the 11north, And 12there is nostraggler in his ranks.
32"How then will one answer the 13messengers of the nation? That 14the LORD has foundedZion, And 15the afflicted of His people will seekrefuge in it."