This oracle1 came in the year2 King Ahaz3 died:
Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,4 that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,5 its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.630
The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy7 will lie down in safety.8 But your root I will destroy by famine;9 it will slay10 your survivors.1131
Wail,12 O gate!13 Howl, O city! Melt away, all you Philistines!14 A cloud of smoke comes from the north,15 and there is not a straggler in its ranks.1632
What answer shall be given to the envoys17 of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion,18 and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.19"