In the days of 1Ahaz the son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, 2Rezin the king of Syria and 3Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not yet mount an attack against it.
When the house of David was told, 4"Syria is in league witha5Ephraim," the heart of Ahazb and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.
And the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out to meet Ahaz, you and 6Shear-jashubc your son, at the end of 7the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer's Field.
And say to him, 8'Be careful, 9be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two 10smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and 11the son of Remaliah.
Because Syria, with Ephraim and 12the son of Remaliah, has devised evil against you, saying,
"Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer itd for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,"
thus says the Lord GOD: 13"'It shall not stand, and it shall not come to pass.
For the head of Syria is 14Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. And within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is 15the son of Remaliah. 16If youe are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.'"