Isaiah 7


War Waged against Jerusalem

And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah king of Judah, ascended Rezin king of Aram, and Pekah son of Remaliah, king of Israel, against Jerusalem to wage war with it, and they were not able to assault it. And it was announced in the house of David, saying, [2joined in harmony 1Aram] to Ephraim. And it startled his soul, and the soul of his people, in which manner [2in 3a grove 1a tree 5by 6a wind 4is shaken]. And the  lord said to Isaiah, Go forth to meet with Ahaz, you and the one being left behind, Jasub your son, to the [2pool 1upper] by way of the field of the fuller. And you shall say to him, Guard to be still, and do not fear! nor your soul be weak from the two trees [2firebrands, 1of these smoking]; for whenever the anger of my rage takes place, again I will heal. And as far as the son of Aram, and the son of Remaliah, that they consulted [2counsel 1wicked], saying, We shall ascend unto Judea, and conversing together with them, we shall turn them to us, and we will give to reign over them the son of Tabeal. Thus says the  lord of Hosts, In no way should [2abide 1this counsel], nor will it be so. But the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; but yet sixty and five years [4will fail 1the 2kingdom 3of Ephraim] from the people. And the head of Ephraim, is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. And if you should not trust, neither should you perceive.


10 And the  lord proceeded to speak to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask for yourself a sign by the  lord your God, in the depth, or in the height. 12 And Ahaz said, In no way shall I ask, nor shall I test the  lord. 13 And he said, Hear indeed, O house of David! Is it a small thing to you [2a struggle 1to furnish] to men, then how [3to the  lord 1do you furnish 2a struggle]? 14 On account of this, [3will give 1the  lord 2himself] to you a sign; behold, the virgin [2in 3the womb 1will conceive], and shall bear a son, and you shall call his name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey he shall eat, before he knows to prefer wicked or to choose the good. 16 For before [3knows 1the 2male child] good or evil, in resisting persuasion of wickedness he chooses the good. And [3shall be abandoned 1the 2land] which you fear of in front of the two kings. 17 But [2shall bring 3upon 4you 1God], and upon your people, and upon the house of your father, days which [2not yet 1have 3come] from which day Ephraim removed from Judah the king of the Assyrians. 18 And it will be in that day, the  lord will whistle for the flies which shall dominate part of the river of Egypt, and for the bee which is in the place of the Assyrians. 19 And they shall come, and they shall all rest in the ravines of the place, and in the burrows of the rocks, and into the caves, and into every breach, and in every tree. 20 In that day the  lord shall shave with the razor [5having been intoxicated 6from the other side 7of the 8river 3of the king 4of the Assyrians 1the 2head], even the hairs of the feet, and [2the 3beard 1he will remove]. 21 And it will be in that day, [2shall maintain 1a man] a heifer of the oxen, and two sheep. 22 And it will be from the much drinking of milk [7butter 8and 9honey 6shall eat 1every one 2being left behind 3upon 4the 5land]. 23 And it will be in that day that every place where ever might be a thousand grapevines worth a thousand shekels, they shall be uncultivated and for the thorn-bush. 24 With arrow and bow they shall enter there; for it is an uncultivated land, and the thorn-bush will be in all the land. 25 And every mountain being plowed shall be plowed; in no way shall [2come upon 3there 1fear]; for it will be from the uncultivated land and thorn-bush a land for pastured sheep and for trampling of the ox.
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