The Egyptians will slitter away like a snake as her enemies shall attack her in full force. They are coming with axes to kill her, as if they were clearing a forest. This enemy is like a large swarm of locusts that is so numerous that cannot be measured. Good daughter Egypt will be put to shame, as she will be handed over to the people from the north.
This seems to be added here, but it is about Lebanon. In a little while, Lebanon will be a fruitful field as a forest because of its cedar trees. When that happens, the deaf will hear the words of the scroll and the blind will see with their eyes, despite their gloom and darkness. Good things lie ahead for Lebanon.
King Ahaz had barely become king of Judah when this news that the King of Aram and Syria had joined with the King of Israel at Ephraim to come against him. Both he and his people of Judah were afraid. They were like shaking trees in a forest all shook up by the wind.