Isaiah 7 ©

1 Ahaz being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah is comforted by Isaiah. 10 Ahaz having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, Christ is promised for a sign. 17 God's judgments prophesied to come upon Judah by the hand of the Assyrians.


AND it came to pass in the days of aAhaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that bRezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.


And it was told cthe house of David, saying, Syria 1is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was dmoved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.


Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and 2Shear-jashub thy son, at the end of the e*conduit of the upper pool in the 3highway of the *fuller's field;


And say unto him, fTake heed, and be quiet; fear not, 4neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these gsmoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.


hBecause Syria, Ephraim, and ithe son of Remaliah, have jtaken evil counsel against thee, saying,

i ch. 8.6.
j Ps. 2.1; 83.3,4.

Let us go up against Judah, and 5*vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:


Thus saith the Lord GOD, kIt shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.


lFor the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within mthreescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, 6that it be not a people.


And nthe head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is oRemaliah's son. p7If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

o ch. 8.6.

8Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,


qAsk thee ra sign of the LORD thy God; 9ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.


But Ahaz said, sI will not ask, neither will tI *tempt the LORD.


And he said, Hear ye now, uO house of David; Is it a small thing for you to vweary men, but will ye wweary my God also?


10Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; xBehold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and 11shall call his name yImmanuel.

y ch. 8.8,10.

zButter and honey shall he eat, that ahe 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 thou abhorrest shall be bforsaken of both her kings.


cThe LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that dEphraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.


And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the efly that is in the *uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.


fAnd they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all 12bushes.


In the same day shall the Lord shave with a grazor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.


And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two hsheep;


And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat ibutter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left 13in the land.


And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand *silverlings, it shall even be jfor briers and thorns.


With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.


kAnd on all hills that shall be digged with the *mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but lit shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and mfor the treading of lesser cattle.

m ch. 5.5.