Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Isaiah 7

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

Isaiah 7:1 And it came to pass, in the days of Ahaz son of Jotham son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, came up, to Jerusalem, to war against it,—but could not, prevail against it. Isaiah 7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria hath settled down upon Ephraim. Then shook his heart, and the heart of his people, as the trees of a forest shake, before a wind. Isaiah 7:3 Then said Yahweh, unto Isaiah, Go forth, I pray thee, to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear-jashub thy son,—unto the end of the channel of the upper pool, unto the highway of the fuller's field; Isaiah 7:4 and say unto him—Take heed and keep thyself calm—do not fear, neither let, thy heart, be faint, because of these two fag-ends of smoking firebrands,—in spite of the glow of the anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah. Isaiah 7:5 Because Syria, hath taken counsel, against thee, for mischief,—[with] Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, saying, Isaiah 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and besiege it, and break it open, for ourselves,—and set up a king in the midst thereof, even the son of Tabeal. Isaiah 7:7 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,—It shall not stand, Neither shall it come to pass! Isaiah 7:8 For, though the head of Syria, is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin, Yet, within threescore and five years more, shall Ephraim be broken, that it shall not be a people; Isaiah 7:9 Even though, the head of Ephraim, is Samaria, And, the head of Samaria, is the son of Remaliah. If ye trust not, Surely ye cannot be trusted!

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

Isaiah 7:10 And again, spake Yahweh unto Ahaz, saying— Isaiah 7:11 Ask thee a sign, of Yahweh thy God,—Go down deep for a request, Or ascend on high! Isaiah 7:12 But Ahaz said,—I will not ask, Nor will I put Yahweh to the proof. Isaiah 7:13 Then said he—Hear, I pray you, O house of David! Is it, too little, for you to weary, men, that ye must weary, even my God? Isaiah 7:14 Wherefore, let My Lord Himself give, you a sign,—Lo! a Virgin, being with child and giving birth to a son, thou wilt call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:15 Curds and honey, shall he eat, by the time that he knoweth to refuse the bad and choose the good; Isaiah 7:16 for, before the boy knoweth to refuse the bad and choose the good, forsaken, shall be the land, at which, thou, art alarmed, of the presence of both her kings.

His judgment is prophesied to come by Assyria.

Isaiah 7:17 Yahweh will bring, upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon the house of thy father, days which have not come, from the day when Ephraim departed from Judah,—even the king of Assyria. Isaiah 7:18 And it shall come to pass, in that day, that Yahweh will give a signal—To the fly that is in the uttermost part of the Nile-canals of Egypt, And to the bee that is in the land of Assyria. Isaiah 7:19 And they shall all of them, come and settle down—In the desolate torrent-valleys, And in the rents of the crags,—And on all the thorn-bushes, And on all the pastures. Isaiah 7:20 In that day, will My Lord shave, with a hired, razor, even with them of the lands over the River [=Euphrates], with the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet,—yea, even the beard, will it sweep off. Isaiah 7:21 And it shall come to pass, in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep. Isaiah 7:22 Yea it shall come to pass, for the abundance of the yield of milk, that he shall eat curds,—for, curds and honey, shall every one eat, that is left in the midst of the land. Isaiah 7:23 And it shall some to pass, in that day, that, every place wherein there used to be a thousand vines at a thousand pieces of silver,—yea, even for briars and thorns, shall it be. Isaiah 7:24 With arrows and with a bow, shall one come in thither,—for, briars and thorns, shall be all the land. Isaiah 7:25 But, all the hills which, with the hoe, can be weeded,—there shall not come thither, the fear of briars and thorns,—but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the tread of lesser cattle.

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