The head of Efrayim is Shomron, and the head of Shomron is the son of Remalyah. Without firm faith, you will not be firmly established."'"
ADONAI spoke again to Achaz; he said,
"Ask ADONAI your God to give you a sign. Ask it anywhere, from the depths of Sh'ol to the heights above."
But Achaz answered, "I won't ask, I won't test ADONAI."
Then [the prophet] said, "Listen here, house of David! Is trying people's patience such a small thing for you that you must try the patience of my God as well?
Therefore Adonai himself will give you people a sign: the young woman will become pregnant, bear a son and name him 'Immanu El [God is with us].
By the time he knows enough to refuse evil and choose good, he will [have to] eat curdled milk and [wild] honey.
Yes, before the child knows enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be left abandoned.
ADONAI will bring the king of Ashur on you, your people and your father's house. These will be days worse than any you've known since Efrayim broke loose from Y'hudah." Or: "the virgin." See Introduction, Section XIV, footnote 69.
Yes, when that day comes, ADONAI will whistle for the fly in the farthest streams of the Nile in Egypt and for the bee in the land of Ashur.
They will come and settle, all of them, in steep vadis and holes in the rocks and on all thorn bushes and brambles.