Isaiah 7:8

Overview - Isaiah 7
Ahaz, being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah, is comforted by Isaiah.
10 Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, hath for a sign, Christ promised.
17 His judgment is prophesied to come by Assyria.
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Isaiah 7:8  (King James Version)
For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

For the head
Jubb transposes the former part of ver. 9, and renders, "Though the head of Syria be Damascus; and the head of
Damascus Retzin; and the head of Ephraim be Samaria; and the head of Samaria Remaliah's son; yet within threescore and five years Ephraim shall be broken, that he be no more a people." This renders the passage perfectly clear; and the prophecy received its full accomplishment when Esarhaddon carried away the remains of the ten tribes. 2 Samuel 8:6

8:4 17:1-3 2 Kings 17:5-23 ; Ezra 4:2

that it be not a people
Hebrew from a people.
Hosea 1:6-10