The Sign of Immanuel
Moreover the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
g "Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above."
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"
Then he said, "Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: h Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear i a Son, and shall call His name j Immanuel.
"Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.
k "For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by l both her kings.
m "The LORD will bring the king of Assyria upon you and your people and your father's house - days that have not come since the day that n Ephraim departed from Judah."
And it shall come to pass in that day
That the LORD o will whistle for the fly
That is in the farthest part of the rivers of Egypt,
And for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
They will come, and all of them will rest
In the desolate valleys and in p the clefts of the rocks,
And on all thorns and in all pastures.
In the same day the Lord will shave with a q hired r razor,
With those from beyond the River, with the king of Assyria,
The head and the hair of the legs,
And will also remove the beard.
It shall be in that day
That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep;
So it shall be, from the abundance of milk they give,
That he will eat curds;
For curds and honey everyone will eat who is left in the land.
It shall happen in that day,
That wherever there could be a thousand vines
Worth a thousand shekels of silver,
s It will be for briers and thorns.
With arrows and bows men will come there,
Because all the land will become briers and thorns.
And to any hill which could be dug with the hoe,
You will not go there for fear of briers and thorns;
But it will become a range for oxen
And a place for sheep to roam.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
He will pass through Judah, He will overflow and pass over, He will reach up to the neck; And the stretching out of his wings Will fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel.
Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; Speak the word, but it will not stand, For God is with us.
"for before the child shall have knowledge to cry 'My father' and 'My mother,' the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be taken away before the king of Assyria."
2 Kings 15:30
Then Hoshea the son of Elah led a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck and killed him; so he reigned in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
2 Chronicles 28:19
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2 Chronicles 28:20
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1 Kings 12:16
Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: "What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!" So Israel departed to their tents.
He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, And will whistle to them from the end of the earth; Surely they shall come with speed, swiftly.
They shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, From the terror of the LORD And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to shake the earth mightily.
Behold, I will send for many fishermen," says the LORD, "and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, Or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood!
2 Kings 16:7
So Ahaz sent messengers to TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your son. Come up and save me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who rise up against me.
2 Chronicles 28:20
Also TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria came to him and distressed him, and did not assist him.
I will lay it waste; It shall not be pruned or dug, But there shall come up briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds That they rain no rain on it.