Now it came about in the days of 1Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that 2Rezin the king of Aram and 3Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to wage waragainst it, but 4could not aconquer it.
When it was reported to the 5house of David, saying, "The Arameansb6have camped in 7Ephraim," his heart and the hearts of his peopleshook as the trees of the forestshakecwith the wind.
Then the LORDsaid to Isaiah, "Go out now to meetAhaz, you and your sondShear-jashub, at the end of the 8conduit of the upperpool, on the highway to the efuller'sfield,
and say to him, 'Takecare and be 9calm, haveno10fear and 11do not be faintheartedbecause of thesetwostubs of smoldering12firebrands, on account of the fierceanger of Rezin and Aram and the 13son of Remaliah.
5'Because14Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has plannedevilagainst you, saying,
"Let us go up against Judah and fterrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in gits walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,"
7thussays the LordhGOD : "15It shall not standnor shall it come to pass.
"For the head of Aram is 16Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another65yearsEphraim will be shattered, so that it is no longer a people ),
and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. 17If you will not believe, you surely shall not ilast.""'
Then the LORDspokeagain to Ahaz, saying,
11"Ask a 18sign for yourself from the LORD your God ; jmake it deep as Sheolorhigh as kheaven."
But Ahazsaid, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD !"
Then he said, "Listennow, O 19house of David ! Is it tooslight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will 20try the patience of 21my God as well ?
14"Therefore the LordHimself will give you a sign : Behold, 22a lvirgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His namem23Immanuel.
"He will eat24curds and honeynat the time He knows enough to refuseevil and choosegood.
"25For before the boy will know enough to refuseevil and choosegood, 26the landwhosetwokings you dread will be forsaken.
"The LORD will bring on you, on your people, and on your father'shousesuchdays as have nevercomesince the day that 27Ephraimseparated from Judah, the 28king of Assyria."
In that day the LORD will 29whistle for the fly that is in the o30remotestpart of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
They will allcome and settle on the steeppravines, on the 31ledges of the cliffs, 32on all the thornbushes and on all the qwateringplaces.
In that day the Lord will 33shave with a 34razor, 35hired from regionsbeyond36the rEuphrates (that is, with the king of Assyria ), the head and the hair of the legs ; and it will alsoremove the beard.
Now in that day a man may keepalive a 37heifer and a pair of sheep ;
and because of the abundance of the milkproduced he will eatcurds, for everyone that is leftwithin the land will eat38curds and honey.
And it will come about in that day, 39that everyplacewhere there used to be a thousandvines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become40briars and thorns.
People will comethere with bows and arrowsbecauseall the land will be briars and thorns.
As for all the hillswhich used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not gothere for fear of briars and thorns ; but they will become a place for s41pasturingoxen and for sheep to trample.