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Isaiah 14:28 - 14:32

An Oracle Concerning Philistia

28 In the year that King Ahaz died this oracle came:
“Do not be glad, O Philistia, all of you,
Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out,
And its fruit will be a flying fiery serpent.
And the foremost of the poor will eat,
And the needy will lie down in security;
I will put to death your root with famine,
And it will kill off your remnant.
Wail, O gate; cry, O city;
Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;
For smoke comes from the north,
And there is no straggler in his ranks.
How then will one answer the messengers of the nation?
That Yahweh has founded Zion,
And the afflicted of His people will take refuge in it.”