They will be weak from hunger, ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague; I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs, as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.
Don't rejoice, all of you [in] Philistia, because the rod of the one who struck you is broken. For a viper will come out of the root of a snake, and from its egg comes a flying serpent.
It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to have a bear confront him. He goes home and rests his hand against the wall only to have a snake bite him.
If they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will track them down and seize them; if they conceal themselves from My sight on the sea floor, from there I will command the [sea] serpent to bite them.
For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, because their tails, like snakes, have heads, and they inflict injury with them.
They have venom like the venom of a snake, like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,
that does not listen to the sound of the charmers who skillfully weave spells.
If the snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer.