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Isaiah 7

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1And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah, the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
2And when it was told to the house of David, Syria is confederate with Ephraim: then his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest are moved before the wind.
3And Jehovah said unto Isaiah: Go out now to meet Ahaz, thou and Shear-jeshub thy son, at the end of the aqueduct of the upper pool, at the causeway of the fuller’s field. 4And thou shalt say unto him: Take heed, and be still: fear not, neither let thy heart be faint, on account of these two tails of smoking firebrands; for the fierce wrath of Rezin, and Syria, and the son of Remaliah. 5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have plotted mischief against thee, saying:
6Let us go up against Judah, and besiege it;
And let us divide it among ourselves:
And let us set up a king in the midst of it;
Even the son of Tabeal.
7Thus saith the Lord Jehovah:
It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
8Although the head of Syria be Damascus,
And the head of Damascus, Rezin;
Yet within three score and five years,
Ephraim shall be broken, that he be no more a people:
9Yea, although the head of Ephraim be Samaria;
And the head of Samaria, Remaliah’s son.
If ye believe not in me, surely ye shall not be established.
10And Jehovah spoke yet again to Ahaz, saying:
11Ask for thee a sign from Jehovah thy God:
Ask it in the deep, or seek it in the height above.
12And Ahaz said: I will not ask, neither will I tempt Jehovah. And he said:
13Hear ye now, O house of David:
Is it a small thing for you to weary the patience of men,
That you should weary ray God also?
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign:
Behold, the Virgin shall conceive, and bear a son;
And she shall call his name Immanuel.
15Butter and honey shall he eat,
Until he shall have knowledge to refuse the evil, and to choose the good:
16For before the child shall have knowledge
To refuse the evil, and to choose the good;
The land, which causeth uneasiness unto thee
By reason of its two kings, shall be deserted.
17 But Jehovah shall bring upon thee,
And upon thy people, and upon thy father's house,
Days, such as have not come,
From the day that Ephraim departed from Judah;
Namely, the king of Assyria.
18And it shall come to pass in that day,
That Jehovah shall hiss for the fly
That is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt;
And for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
19And they shall come, and they shall light all of
them,
On the valleys of the deserts, and on the clefts of the rocks,
And on all the thorn-bushes, and upon all the meadows.
20In that day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired
From beyond the river; namely, with the king of Assyria,
The head, and the hair of the feet;
And the beard also it shall take away.
21And it shall come to pass in that day,
That a man shall keep one cow and two sheep;
22And it shall be,
From the plenty of milk which they shall give, he shall eat butter:
Yea, butter and honey shall every one eat
That is left in the midst of the land.
23And it shall come to pass in that day,
That every place, wherein there were a thousand vines
At a thousand pieces of silver,
Shall become the portion of briers and thorns.
24With arrows and with the bow shall men come thither;
For the whole land shall become briers and thorns.
25And upon all the hills, which were dressed with the mattock,
Will no one go, for fear of briers and thorns;
But they shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep.

Isaiah 7

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A Message to Ahaz
1Now in the days that Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, Rezin king of Aram #7:1 That is, Syria marched up to wage war against Jerusalem. He was accompanied by Pekah son of Remaliah the king of Israel, but he could not overpower the city.
2When it was reported to the house of David that Aram was in league with Ephraim,#7:2 Or had set up camp in Ephraim, that is, the northern kingdom of Israel the hearts of Ahaz and his people trembled like trees in the forest shaken by the wind.
3Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out with your son Shear-jashub #7:3 Shear-jashub means a remnant shall return. to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct that feeds the upper pool, on the road to the Launderer’s Field, 4and say to him: Calm down and be quiet. Do not be afraid or disheartened over these two smoldering stubs of firewood—over the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah. 5For Aram, along with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has plotted your ruin, saying: 6‘Let us invade Judah, terrorize it, and divide it #7:6 Hebrew split it open among ourselves. Then we can install the son of Tabeal over it as king.’ 7But this is what the Lord GOD says:
‘It will not arise;
it will not happen.
8For the head of Aram is Damascus,
and the head of Damascus is Rezin.
Within sixty-five years
Ephraim will be shattered as a people.
9The head of Ephraim is Samaria,
and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah.
If you do not stand firm in your faith,
then you will not stand at all.’”
The Sign of Immanuel
(Matthew 1:18–25)
10Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11“Ask for a sign from the Lord your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven.”
12But Ahaz replied, “I will not ask; I will not test the Lord.”
13Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well? 14Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin #7:14 Or young woman will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.#7:14 Immanuel means God with us; literally and she will call His name Immanuel; DSS and His name will be called Immanuel or and he will call His name Immanuel; LXX you will call His name Immanuel; cited in Matthew 1:23. 15By the time He knows enough to reject evil and choose good, He will be eating curds and honey. 16For before the boy knows enough to reject evil and choose good, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
Judgment to Come
(Micah 1:1–7)
17The Lord will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since the day Ephraim separated from Judah—He will bring the king of Assyria.”
18On that day the Lord will whistle to the flies at the farthest streams of the Nile and to the bees in the land of Assyria.
19And they will all come and settle
in the steep ravines and clefts of the rocks,
in all the thornbushes and watering holes.
20On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates #7:20 Hebrew the River—the king of Assyria—to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to remove your beard as well. 21On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep, 22and from the abundance of milk they give, he will eat curds; for all who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.
23And on that day, in every place that had a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver,#7:23 Hebrew a thousand of silver; that is, approximately 25.1 pounds or 11.4 kilograms of silver only briers and thorns will be found. 24Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers and thorns. 25For fear of the briers and thorns, you will no longer traverse the hills once tilled by the hoe; they will become places for oxen to graze and sheep to trample.