The head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established." ' "
Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
"Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above."
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord!"
Then he said, "Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. a15
Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.
For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings.
The Lord will bring the king of Assyria upon you and your people and your father's house--days that have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah."
And it shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will whistle for the fly That is in the farthest part of the rivers of Egypt, And for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
They will come, and all of them will rest In the desolate valleys and in the clefts of the rocks, And on all thorns and in all pastures.