7 Now it came to pass in the days of aAhaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to make war against bit, but could not 1prevail against it. 2 And it was told to the house of David, saying, “Syria’s forces are 2deployed in Ephraim.” So his heart and the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the woods are moved with the wind.
3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and 3Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller’s Field, 4 and say to him: 4‘Take heed, and 5be cquiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and 6trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel”—7 thus says the Lord God:
d“It shall not stand,
Nor shall it come to pass.
8 eFor the head of Syria is Damascus,
And the head of Damascus is Rezin.
Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be 7broken,
So that it will not be a people.
And the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son.
fIf you will not believe,
Surely you shall not be established.” ’ ”
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