An Oracle Concerning Philistia
This is the burden which came in the year that d King Ahaz died.
"Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia,
e Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For out of the serpent's roots will come forth a viper,
f And its offspring will be a fiery flying serpent.
The firstborn of the poor will feed,
And the needy will lie down in safety;
I will kill your roots with famine,
And it will slay your remnant.
Wail, O gate! Cry, O city!
All you of Philistia are dissolved;
For smoke will come from the north,
And no one will be alone in his appointed times."
What will they answer the messengers of the nation?
That g the LORD has founded Zion,
And h the poor of His people shall take refuge in it.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Kings 16:20
So Ahaz rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
2 Chronicles 28:27
So Ahaz rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem; but they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. Then Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
2 Chronicles 26:6
Now he went out and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities around Ashdod and among the Philistines.
2 Kings 18:8
He subdued the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
And of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her; And the Most High Himself shall establish her.
So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.