Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz,
"Ask the LORD your God for a sign,1 whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.2"
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But Ahaz said, "I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test.3"
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Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David!4 Is it not enough5 to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience6 of my God7 also?
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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:8 The virgin9 will be with child and will give birth to a son,10 and will call him Immanuel.11
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He will eat curds12 and honey13 when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.
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But before the boy knows14 enough to reject the wrong and choose the right,15 the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.16
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The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away17 from Judah--he will bring the king of Assyria.18"
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In that day19 the LORD will whistle20 for flies from the distant streams of Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.21
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They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices22 in the rocks, on all the thornbushes23 and at all the water holes.
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In that day24 the Lord will use25 a razor hired from beyond the River26--the king of Assyria27--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards28 also.29
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In that day,30 a man will keep alive a young cow and two goats.31
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And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds32 and honey.33
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In that day,34 in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels,35 there will be only briers and thorns.36
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Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers37 and thorns.
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As for all the hills38 once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns;39 they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.40
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