7thussays the LordaGOD : "1It shall not standnor shall it come to pass.
"For the head of Aram is 2Damascus 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. 3If you will not believe, you surely shall not blast.""'
Then the LORDspokeagain to Ahaz, saying,
11"Ask a 4sign for yourself from the LORD your God ; cmake it deep as Sheolorhigh as dheaven."
But Ahazsaid, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD !"
Then he said, "Listennow, O 5house of David ! Is it tooslight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will 6try the patience of 7my God as well ?
14"Therefore the LordHimself will give you a sign : Behold, 8a evirgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His namef9Immanuel.
"He will eat10curds and honeygat the time He knows enough to refuseevil and choosegood.
"11For before the boy will know enough to refuseevil and choosegood, 12the landwhosetwokings you dread will be forsaken.