29 Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,(A)
    that the rod that struck you is broken;
from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,(B)
    its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.(C)

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A prophecy(A) concerning the animals of the Negev:(B)

Through a land of hardship and distress,(C)
    of lions(D) and lionesses,
    of adders and darting snakes,(E)
the envoys carry their riches on donkeys’(F) backs,
    their treasures(G) on the humps of camels,
to that unprofitable nation,

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They hatch the eggs of vipers(A)
    and spin a spider’s web.(B)
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
    and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.

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