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Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you,
because the rod that struck you is broken;
for out of the serpent’s root an adder will emerge,
and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent. Bible other translations

“the rod that struck you is broken.” This refers to Assyria, which was broken and could no longer afflict Philistia as it had in the past. But Philistia was not to gloat because there would be a descendant, a root, out of which more trouble for Philistia would emerge. [For more on “root” referring to descendants, see commentary on Isa. 11:1].


Commentary for: Isaiah 14:29