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Isaiah 7:1-16

The Sign to Ahaz

1 This happened in the days of Ahaz, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah. Rezin, king of Aram, and Pekah, son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up [to] Jerusalem for warfare against it, but he was not able to fight against it.
2 When it was reported to the house of David, saying "Aram stands by Ephraim," his heart and the heart of his people shook like the shaking of the trees of [the] forest because of [the] wind.
3 Then Yahweh said to Isaiah, "Go out to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on [the] highway of [the] washer's field.
4 And you must say to him, 'Take heed and be quiet! You must not fear, and your heart must not be faint because of these two stumps of smoldering firebrands, {because of the fierce anger of} Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.
5 Because Aram has plotted evil against you [with] Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, saying,
6 "Let us go up against Judah and let us tear her apart, {and let us lay it open and so bring it unto ourselves}, and let us install the son of Tabeel [as] king in her midst."
7 Thus says the Lord Yahweh, "It shall not stand, and it shall not come to pass.
8 For the head of Aram [is] Damascus, and the head of Damascus [is] Rezin, and in sixty-five years from now Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people.
9 And the head of Ephraim [is] Samaria, and the head of Samaria [is] the son of Remaliah. If you do not believe then you will not endure." '"
10 And Yahweh continued to speak to Ahaz, saying,
11 "Ask for a sign for yourself from Yahweh God; make [it] deep [as] Sheol or make [it] high as above."
12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put Yahweh to the test."
13 Then he said, "Hear, house of David! [Is it] too little for you to make men weary, that you should also make my God weary?
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look! the virgin [is] with child and she is about to give birth [to] a son, and she shall call his name 'God with us.'
15 He shall eat curds and honey until he knows to reject the evil and to choose the good.
16 For before the boy knows to reject the evil and to choose the good, {the land whose two kings you dread will be abandoned.}