"For the head of Aram is 1Damascus 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. 2If you will not believe, you surely shall not alast.""'
Then the LORDspokeagain to Ahaz, saying,
11"Ask a 3sign for yourself from the LORD your God; bmake it deep as Sheolorhigh as cheaven."
But Ahazsaid, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"
Then he said, "Listennow, O 4house of David! Is it tooslight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will 5try the patience of 6my God as well?
14"Therefore the LordHimself will give you a sign: Behold, 7a dvirgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His namee8Immanuel.
"He will eat9curds and honeyfat the time He knows enough to refuseevil and choosegood.
"10For before the boy will know enough to refuseevil and choosegood, 11the 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 12Ephraimseparated from Judah, the 13king of Assyria."
In that day the LORD will 14whistle for the fly that is in the g15remotestpart of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.