NASB — Isaiah 7 — KJV

War against Jerusalem

1 Now it came about in the days of aAhaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that bRezin the king of Aram and cPekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to [wage] war against it, but dcould not Iconquer it. 2 When it was reported to the ahouse of David, saying, “The Arameans Ibhave camped in cEphraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake IIwith the wind.

[1] ILit fight against a2K 16:1; Is 1:1 b2K 15:37 c2K 15:25; 2Ch 28:6 dIs 7:6, 7
[2] ILit has settled down on IILit from before aIs 7:13; 22:22 bIs 8:12 cIs 9:9

3 ¶ Then the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and your son IShear-jashub, at the end of the aconduit of the upper pool, on the highway to the IIfuller’s field, 4 and say to him, ‘Take care and be acalm, have no bfear and cdo not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering dfirebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the eson of Remaliah. 5 Because aAram, [with] Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and Iterrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in IIits walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” 7 thus says the Lord IGOD: “aIt shall not stand nor shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Aram is aDamascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another 65 years Ephraim will be shattered, [so that it is] no longer a people), 9 and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. aIf you will not believe, you surely shall not Ilast.”’”

[3] II.e. a remnant shall return III.e. laundryman’s a2K 18:17; Is 36:2
[4] aEx 14:13; Is 30:15; Lm 3:26 bIs 10:24; Mt 24:6 cDt 20:3; 1S 17:32; Is 35:4 dAm 4:11; Zc 3:2 eIs 7:1, 9
[5] aIs 7:2
[6] ILit cause it a sickening dread IILit it
[7] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD aIs 8:10; 28:18; Ac 4:25, 26
[8] aGn 14:15; Is 17:1-3
[9] IOr be established a2Ch 20:20; Is 5:24; 8:6-8; 30:12-14

The Child Immanuel

10 ¶ Then the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11 “Ask a asign for yourself from the LORD your God; Imake [it] deep as Sheol or high as IIheaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!” 13 Then he said, “Listen now, O ahouse of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will btry the patience of cmy God as well? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, aa Ivirgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name IIbImmanuel. 15 He will eat acurds and honey Iat the time He knows [enough] to refuse evil and choose good. 16 aFor before the boy will know [enough] to refuse evil and choose good, bthe land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.

[11] ISo with the versions; M.T. make the request deep or high IILit heights a2K 19:29; Is 37:30; 38:7, 8; 55:13
[13] aIs 7:2 bIs 1:14; 43:24 cIs 25:1
[14] IOr maiden III.e. God is with us aMt 1:23 bIs 8:8, 10
[15] ILit with respect to his knowing aIs 7:22
[16] aIs 8:4 bIs 8:14; 17:3; Jr 7:15; Ho 5:3, 9, 14; Am 1:3-5

Trials to Come for Judah

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 aEphraim separated from Judah, the bking of Assyria.”

[17] a1K 12:16 b2Ch 28:20; Is 8:7, 8; 10:5, 6

18 ¶ In that day the LORD will awhistle for the fly that is in the Ibremotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 They will all come and settle on the steep Iravines, on the aledges of the cliffs, bon all the thorn bushes and on all the IIwatering places.

[18] IOr mouth of the rivers; i.e. the Nile Delta aIs 5:26 bIs 13:5
[19] IOr wadis IIOr pastures aIs 2:19; Jr 16:16 bIs 7:24, 25

20 ¶ In that day the Lord will ashave with a brazor, chired from regions beyond dthe IEuphrates ([that is], with the king of Assyria), the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.

[20] ILit River a2K 18:13-16; Is 24:1 bEzk 5:1-4 cIs 10:5, 15 dIs 8:7; 11:15; Jr 2:18

21 ¶ Now in that day a man may keep alive a aheifer and a pair of sheep; 22 and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within the land will eat acurds and honey.

[21] aIs 14:30; 27:10; Jr 39:10
[22] aIs 8:15

23 ¶ And it will come about in that day, athat every place where there used to be a thousand vines, [valued] at a thousand [shekels] of silver, will become bbriars and thorns. 24 [People] will come there with bows and arrows because all the land will be briars and thorns. 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 Iapasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.

[23] aIs 5:10; 32:13, 14 bIs 5:6
[25] ILit sending aIs 5:17

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Ahaz, being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah, is comforted by Isaiah.

1 ¶ And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, [that] Rezin 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. 2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 Let us go up against Judah, and 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: 7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria [is] Damascus, and the head of Damascus [is] Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. 9 And the head of Ephraim [is] Samaria, and the head of Samaria [is] Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

[1] 2K 15:37; 16:1; 2Ch 28:1; Ps 83:3; Is 7:4; 8:6, 9.
[2] Lv 26:36; Nu 14:1; Dt 28:65; 2S 7:16; 1K 11:32; 12:16; 13:2; 2K 7:6; 2Ch 25:10; 28:12; Ps 11:1; 27:1; 112:7; Pv 28:1; Is 6:13; 7:13, 17; 8:12; 11:13; 37:27, 35; Jr 21:12; Ezk 37:16; Ho 12:1; Mt 2:3.
[3] Ex 7:15; 2K 18:17; 20:20; Is 6:13; 10:21; 36:2; 55:7; Jr 19:2; 22:1; Ro 9:27.
[4] Ex 14:13; Dt 20:3; 1S 17:32; 2K 15:29; 2Ch 20:17; Is 7:8; 8:4, 11; 30:7, 15; 35:4; 41:14; 51:12; Lm 3:26; Am 4:11; Mt 10:28; 24:6.
[5] Ps 2:2; 83:3; Na 1:11; Zc 1:15.
[7] Ps 2:4; 33:11; 76:10; Pv 21:30; Is 8:10; 10:6; 37:29; 46:10; Lm 3:37; Dn 4:35; Ac 4:25.
[8] 2S 8:6; 2K 17:5; Ezr 4:2; Is 7:9; 8:4; 17:1; Ho 1:6.
[9] 1K 16:24; 2K 15:27; 2Ch 20:20; Ac 27:11, 25; Ro 11:20; He 11:6; 1Jn 5:10.

Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, hath for a sign, Christ promised.

10 ¶ Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. 13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; [Is it] a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

[10] Is 1:5, 13; 8:5; 10:20; Ho 13:2.
[11] Jg 6:36; 2K 20:8; Is 37:30; 38:7, 22; Jr 19:1, 10; 51:63; Mt 12:38; 16:1.
[12] Dt 6:16; 2K 16:15; 2Ch 28:22; Ezk 33:31; Mal 3:15; Ac 5:9; 1Co 10:9.
[13] Gn 30:15; Nu 16:9, 13; 2Ch 21:7; 36:15; Is 1:24; 7:2; 43:24; 63:10; 65:3; Jr 6:11; 21:12; Ezk 16:20, 47; 34:18; Am 3:13; Mal 2:17; Lk 1:69; Ac 7:51; He 3:10.
[14] Gn 3:15; 4:1, 25; 16:11; 29:32; 30:6, 8; 1S 1:20; 4:21; Is 8:8; 9:6; Jr 31:22; Mt 1:23; Lk 1:35; Jn 1:1, 14; Ro 9:5; 1Ti 3:16.
[15] Gn 24:43; Ex 2:8; Ps 51:5; 68:26; Pv 30:19; So 1:3; 6:8; Is 7:22; Am 5:15; Mt 3:4; Lk 1:35; 2:40, 52; Ro 12:9; Php 1:9.
[16] Dt 1:39; 2K 15:29; 16:9; Is 8:4; 9:11; 17:1; Jna 4:11.

His judgment is prophesied to come by Assyria.

17 ¶ The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; [even] the king of Assyria. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD shall hiss for the fly that [is] in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that [is] in the land of Assyria. 19 And 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 bushes. 20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor 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. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; 22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk [that] they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land. 23 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 for briers and thorns. 24 With arrows and with bows shall [men] come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 25 And [on] all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

[17] 1K 12:16; 2K 18:1; 2Ch 10:16; 28:19; 32:1; 33:11; 36:6; Ne 9:32; Is 8:7; 10:5; 36:1.
[18] Ex 8:21, 24; Dt 1:44; 7:20; Jsh 24:12; 2K 23:33; Ps 118:12; Is 5:26; 7:17; 30:1; 31:1.
[19] 2Ch 33:11; Is 2:19, 21; Jr 16:16; Mi 7:17.
[20] 2K 16:7; 2Ch 28:20; Is 1:5; 9:14; 10:6; 24:2; Jr 27:6; Ezk 5:1; 29:18, 20.
[21] Is 5:17; 7:25; 17:2; 37:30; Jr 39:10.
[22] 2S 17:29; Is 7:15; Mt 3:4.
[23] So 8:11; Is 5:6; 32:12; Jr 4:26; Mt 21:33; He 6:8.
[24] Gn 27:3.
[25] Is 7:21; 13:20; 17:2; Zp 2:6.

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