1 Now it came to pass in the days of a Ahaz 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 b it, but could not 1 prevail against it. 2 And it was told to the house of David, saying, "Syria's forces are 2 deployed 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 3 ShearJa'shub 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 5 be c quiet; 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 6 trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel" -
'thus says the Lord GOD:
d "It shall not stand,
Nor shall it come to pass. 8 e For the head of Syria is Damascus,
And the head of Damascus is Rezin.
Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be 7 broken,
So that it will not be a people. 9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria,
And the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.
f If you will not believe,
Surely you shall not be established." ' "