28 In the 1year that King Ahaz died this 2oracle came:

Judgment on Philistia

29 "Do not rejoice, O 3Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that 4struck you is broken; For from the serpent's root a 5viper will come out, And its fruit will be a 6flying serpent.
30 "Those who are most 7helpless will eat, And the needy will lie down in security; I will destroy your root with 8famine, And it will kill off your survivors.
31 "Wail, O 9gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O 10Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the 11north, And 12there is no straggler in his ranks.
32 "How then will one answer the 13messengers of the nation? That 14the LORD has founded Zion, And 15the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."