"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."