Nephi’s Quotations of Isaiah

Prophecy Against the Philistines

2 Nephi 24:28-32

Famine will cripple the Philistines, who are celebrating their victories.

In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

Rejoice not thou,
whole Palestina,
because the rod of him that smote thee is broken;
for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice,
and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

And the first-born of the poor shall feed,
and the needy shall lie down in safety;
and I will kill thy root with famine,
and he shall slay thy remnant.

Howl, O gate;
Cry, O city;
thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved;
for there shall come from the north a smoke,
and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

What shall then answer the messengers of the nations?
That the Lord hath founded Zion,
and the poor of his people shall trust in it.