Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Palestina—literally, "the land of sojourners."
rod . . . broken—The yoke imposed by Uzziah (II Chronicles 26:6) was thrown off under Ahaz (II Chronicles 28:18).
serpent's root—the stock of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1). Uzziah was doubtless regarded by the Philistines as a biting "serpent." But though the effects of his bite have been got rid of, a more deadly viper, or "cockatrice" (literally, "viper's offspring," as Philistia would regard him), namely, Hezekiah awaits you (II Kings 18:8).
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