7 This took place during the reign of Ahaz, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah king of Judah:c Aram’s King Rezin and Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah went to fight against Jerusalem,d but they were not able to conquer it.
3 The Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out with your son Shear-jashubB,g to meet Ahaz at the end of the conduit of the upper pool,h by the road to the Launderer’s Field. 4 Say to him: Calm down and be quiet. Don’t be afraid or cowardlyi because of these two smoldering sticks, the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram, and the son of Remaliah. 5 For Aram, along with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has plotted harm against you. They say, 6 ‘Let’s go up against Judah, terrorize it, and conquer it for ourselves. Then we can install Tabeel’s son as king in it.’ ”
It will not happen; it will not occur.j
the chief of Damascus is Rezin
(within sixty-five years
Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people),
and the chief of Samaria is the son of Remaliah.
If you do not stand firm in your faith,
then you will not stand at all.
10 Then the Lord spoke again to Ahaz: 11 “Ask for a signk from the Lord your God—it can be as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven.”
13 Isaiahl said, “Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?m 14 Therefore, the Lord himself will give youD a sign: See, the virgin will conceive,E have a son, and name him Immanuel.F,n 15 By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good,o he will be eating curdsG and honey.p 16 For before the boy knows to reject what is bad and choose what is good, the land of the two kings you dread will be abandoned. 17 The Lord will bring on you, your people, and your father’s house such a time as has never been since Ephraim separated from Judah:q He will bring the king of Assyria.”r
18 On that days
the Lord will whistlet to flies
at the farthest streams of the Nile
and to bees in the land of Assyria.
in the steep ravines, in the clefts of the rocks,u
in all the thornbushes, and in all the water holes.
a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,
he will eat curds,
for every survivor in the land will eat curds and honey.x
every place where there were a thousand vines,
worth a thousand pieces of silver,
will become thorns and briers.y
because the whole land will be thorns and briers.
that were once tilled with a hoe,
for fear of the thorns and briers.
Those hills will be places for oxen to graze
and for sheep to trample.
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