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Isaiah 7 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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War against Jerusalem

(2Ki 16:5; 2Ch 28:5–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:1 - Now it came about in the days of Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not [fn]conquer it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - When it was reported to the house of David, saying, “The Arameans [fn]have camped in Ephraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake [fn]with the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:3 - Then the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and your son [fn]Shear-jashub, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway to the [fn]fuller’s field,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:4 - and say to him, ‘Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:5 - ‘Because Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:6 - “Let us go up against Judah and [fn]terrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in [fn]its walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:7 - thus says the Lord [fn]GOD: “It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:8 - “For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another 65 years Ephraim will be shattered, so that it is no longer a people),
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:9 - and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you will not believe, you surely shall not [fn]last.”’”

The Child Immanuel

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:10 - Then the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:11 - “Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; [fn]make it deep as Sheol or high as [fn]heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:12 - But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:13 - Then he said, “Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:14 - “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a [fn]virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name [fn]Immanuel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - “He will eat curds and honey [fn]at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:16 - “For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.

Trials to Come for Judah

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:17 - “The LORD will bring on you, on your people, and on your father’s house such days as have never come since the day that Ephraim separated from Judah, the king of Assyria.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:18 - In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the [fn]remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:19 - They will all come and settle on the steep [fn]ravines, on the ledges of the cliffs, on all the thorn bushes and on all the [fn]watering places.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:20 - In that day the Lord will shave with a razor, hired from regions beyond the [fn]Euphrates (that is, with the king of Assyria), the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:21 - Now in that day a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:22 - and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within the land will eat curds and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:23 - And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:24 - People will come there with bows and arrows because all the land will be briars and thorns.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for [fn]pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: fight against
Literally: has settled down on
Literally: from before
I.e. a remnant shall return
I.e. laundryman's
Literally: cause it a sickening dread
Literally: it
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or, be established
So with the versions; M.T. make the request deep or high
Literally: heights
Or, maiden
I.e. God is with us
Literally: with respect to his knowing
Or, mouth of the rivers; i.e. the Nile Delta
Or, wadis
Or, pastures
Literally: River
Literally: sending

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