7 1And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son
of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of
Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to war against it, but could
not prevail against it.
2And it was told the house of David, saying,
Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart trembled, and the heart of
his people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind.
Jehovah unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear-jashub thy
son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, in the highway of the
4and say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not,
neither let thy heart be faint, because of these two tails of smoking
firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of
5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have purposed
evil against thee, saying,
6Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and
let us make a breach therein for us, and set up a king in the midst of it,
even the son of Tabeel;
7thus saith the Lord Jehovah, It shall not stand,
neither shall it come to pass.
8For the head of Syria is Damascus, and
the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall
Ephraim be broken in pieces, so that is shall not be a people:
head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye
will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
10And Jehovah spake
again unto Ahaz, saying,
11Ask thee a sign of Jehovah thy God; ask it
either in the depth, or in the height above.
12But Ahaz said, I will not
ask, neither will I tempt Jehovah.
13And he said, Hear ye now, O house of
David: Is it a small thing for you to weary men, that ye will weary my God
14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and
choose the good.
16For before the child shall know to refuse the evil,
and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou abhorrest shall be
17Jehovah will bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon
thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim
departed from Judah-even the king of Assyria.
18And it shall come
to pass in that day, that Jehovah will 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
19And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the
desolate valleys, and in the clefts of the rocks, and upon all thorn-hedges,
and upon all pastures.
20In that day will the Lord shave with a razor
that is hired in the parts beyond the River, even with the king of
Assyria, the head and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the
21And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep
alive a young cow, and two sheep;
22and it shall come to pass, that
because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter:
for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the midst of the
23And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place, where
there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, shall be for briers
24With arrows and with bow shall one come thither, because
all the land shall be briers and thorns.
25And all the hills that were
digged with the mattock, thou shalt not come thither for fear of briers and
thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading