10Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11"Ask(A) a sign of the LORD your[a] God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test." 13And he[b] said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you(B) weary my God also? 14Therefore the(C) Lord himself will give you a sign.(D) Behold, the(E) virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name(F) Immanuel.[c] 15He shall eat(G) curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16(H) For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be(I) deserted. 17(J) The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father’s house such days as have not come since the day that(K) Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria."18In that day the LORD will(L) whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and(M) in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.[d] 20In that day(N) the Lord will(O) shave with a razor that is(P) hired beyond(Q) the River—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also. 21(R) In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat(S) curds and honey. 23In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels[e] of silver, will become(T) briers and thorns. 24(U) With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25(V) And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear(W) of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread.
1Then the LORD said to me, "Take a large tablet(X) and write on it in common characters,[f] 'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'[g] 2And(Y) I will get reliable witnesses,(Z) Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me."3And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me,(AA) "Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; 4(AB) for before the boy knows how to cry 'My father' or 'My mother,' the(AC) wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria." 5The LORD spoke to me again: 6"Because this people has refused the waters of(AD) Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over(AE) Rezin and the son of Remaliah, 7therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them(AF) the waters of(AG) the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it(AH) will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, 8and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on,(AI) reaching even to the neck, and its(AJ) outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land,(AK) O Immanuel."Footnotes:Isaiah 7:11 The Hebrew for you and your is singular in verses 11, 16, 17 Isaiah 7:13 That is, Isaiah Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means God is with us Isaiah 7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles Isaiah 7:23 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams Isaiah 8:1 Hebrew with a man’s stylus Isaiah 8:1 Maher-shalal-hash-baz means The spoil speeds, the prey hastens
1Likewise, wives,(A) be subject to your own husbands, so that(B) even if some do not obey the word,(C) they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2when they see your(D) respectful and pure conduct. 3(E) Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4but let your adorning be(F) the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6as Sarah obeyed Abraham,(G) calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and(H) do not fear anything that is frightening.7Likewise,(I) husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker(J) vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
8Finally, all of you,(K) have unity of mind, sympathy,(L) brotherly love,(M) a tender heart, and(N) a humble mind. 9(O) Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary,(P) bless, for(Q) to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10For
(R) "Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit; 11let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."