Isaiah 7 ©
Ahaz being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah is comforted by Isaiah. Ahaz having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, Christ is promised for a sign. 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 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.
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:
¶8Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
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.
With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.