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Isaiah 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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War against Jerusalem

(2Ki 16:5; 2Ch 28:5–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:1 - During the reign of Ahaz son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel marched up to Jerusalem to do battle, but they were unable to prevail against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - It was reported to the family of David, "Syria has allied with Ephraim." They and their people were emotionally shaken, just as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:3 - So the LORD told Isaiah, "Go out with your son Shear-jashub and meet Ahaz at the end of the conduit of the upper pool which is located on the road to the field where they wash and dry cloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:4 - Tell him, 'Make sure you stay calm! Don't be afraid! Don't be intimidated by these two stubs of smoking logs, or by the raging anger of Rezin, Syria, and the son of Remaliah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:5 - Syria has plotted with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah to bring about your demise.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:6 - They say, "Let's attack Judah, terrorize it, and conquer it. Then we'll set up the son of Tabeel as its king."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:7 - For this reason the sovereign master, the LORD, says: "It will not take place; it will not happen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:8 - For Syria's leader is Damascus, and the leader of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will no longer exist as a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:9 - Ephraim's leader is Samaria, and Samaria's leader is the son of Remaliah. If your faith does not remain firm, then you will not remain secure."

The Child Immanuel

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:10 - The LORD again spoke to Ahaz:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:11 - "Ask for a confirming sign from the LORD your God. You can even ask for something miraculous."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:12 - But Ahaz responded, "I don't want to ask; I don't want to put the LORD to a test."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:13 - So Isaiah replied, "Pay attention, family of David. Do you consider it too insignificant to try the patience of men? Is that why you are also trying the patience of my God?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:14 - For this reason the sovereign master himself will give you a confirming sign. Look, this young woman is about to conceive and will give birth to a son. You, young woman, will name him Immanuel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - He will eat sour milk and honey, which will help him know how to reject evil and choose what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:16 - Here is why this will be so: Before the child knows how to reject evil and choose what is right, the land whose two kings you fear will be desolate.

Trials to Come for Judah

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:17 - The LORD will bring on you, your people, and your father's family a time unlike any since Ephraim departed from Judah - the king of Assyria!"
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:18 - At that time the LORD will whistle for flies from the distant streams of Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:19 - All of them will come and make their home in the ravines between the cliffs, and in the crevices of the cliffs, in all the thorn bushes, and in all the watering holes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:20 - At that time the sovereign master will use a razor hired from the banks of the Euphrates River, the king of Assyria, to shave the head and the pubic hair; it will also shave off the beard.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:21 - At that time a man will keep alive a young cow from the herd and a couple of goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:22 - From the abundance of milk they produce, he will have sour milk for his meals. Indeed, everyone left in the heart of the land will eat sour milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:23 - At that time every place where there had been a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels will be overrun with thorns and briers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:24 - With bow and arrow men will hunt there, for the whole land will be covered with thorns and briers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - They will stay away from all the hills that were cultivated, for fear of the thorns and briers. Cattle will graze there and sheep will trample on them.

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