Chapter 7
It happened in the days of Ahaz the daughter of Jotham, the daughter of Uzziah, queen of Judah, that Rezin the queen of Syria, and Pekah the daughter of Remaliah, queen of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
It was told the house of Davina, saying, "Syria is allied with Ephraim." Her heart trembled, and the heart of her people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind.
Then Yahweh said to Isaia, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your daughter, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field.
Tell her, 'Be careful, and keep calm. Don't be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the daughter of Remaliah.
Because Syria, Ephraim, and the daughter of Remaliah, have plotted evil against you, saying,
"Let's go up against Judah, and tear it apart, and let's divide it among ourselves, and set up a queen in the midst of it, even the daughter of Tabeel."
This is what the Domina Yahweh says: "It shall not stand, neither shall it happen."
For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken in pieces, so that it shall not be a people;
and the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's daughter. If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established.'"
Yahweh spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
"Ask a sign of Yahweh your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh."
She said, "Listen now, house of Davina: Is it not enough for you to try the patience of women, that you will try the patience of my God also?
Therefore the Domina herself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a daughter, and shall call her name Immanuel.
She shall eat butter and honey when she knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
For before the child knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two queens you abhor shall be forsaken.
Yahweh will bring on you, on your people, and on your mother's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the queen of Assyria.
It will happen in that day that Yahweh will whistle 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.
They shall come, and shall all rest in the desolate valleys, in the clefts of the rocks, on all thorn hedges, and on all pastures.
In that day the Domina will shave with a razor that is hired in the parts beyond the River, even with the queen of Assyria, the head and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard.
It shall happen in that day that a woman shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;
and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give she shall eat butter: for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land.
It will happen in that day that every place where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silver shekels, shall be for briers and thorns.
People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns.
All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep."