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1 ISAIAH CHAPTER SEVEN

2 ASSYRIAN EMPIRE TIGLATH-PILESER( BC)? SHALMANESER( BC)? SAMARIA DESTROYED - ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB ( BC)? NINEVEH DESTROYED (606BC)? BABYLONIAN EMPIRE NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? TEMPLE DESTROYED - JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE CYRUS( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? ZERUBBABEL REBUILDS THE TEMPLE ( BC)? DARIUS( BC)? AHASUERUS ( BC)? ARTAXERXES( BC)? NEHEMIAH REBUILDS WALLS OF JERUSALEM (444BC)?

3 PROPHET - DATE JONAH( BC)? AMOS( BC)? JOEL(770BC)? MICAH( BC)? HOSEA( BC)? ISAIAH( BC)? NAHUM ( BC)? ZEPHANIAH( BC)? HABAKKUK(627BC)? JEREMIAH( BC)? OBADIAH(605BC)? DANIEL ( BC)? EZEKIEL( BC)? MALACHI( BC)? HAGGAI( BC)? ZECHARIAH( BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER ( BC)? SHALMANESER ( BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? CYRUS ( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS ( BC)?

4 OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER SEVEN ISAIAH IS SENT TO KING AHAZ V. 1-9 THE LORD GIVES AHAZ A SIGN THAT JUDAH SHALL BE DELIVERED FROM HER ENEMIESV ASSYRIA WILL SUFFER HEAVY LOSSESV

5 READ:ISAIAH 7:1-2 1Now it came to pass in the days of 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 it, but could not prevail against it. 2And it was told to the house of David, saying, "Syria's forces are 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.

6 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 1Now it came to pass in the days of 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 it, but could not prevail against it. 2And it was told to the house of David, saying, "Syria's forces are 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. WHO WAS PEKAH?REZIN? AHAZ? WHAT HAD REZIN AND PEKAH CONSPIRED TO DO? DID THEIR CONSPIRACY SUCCEED? WERE THEY SUCCESSFUL?

7 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 WHO WAS KING OF ISRAEL?PEKAHIAH? READ:2 KINGS 15: In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. 24And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. 25Then Pekah the son of Remaliah, an officer of his, conspired against him and killed him in Samaria, in the citadel of the king's house, along with Argob and Arieh; and with him were fifty men of Gilead. He killed him and reigned in his place. NKJV WHO BECAME KING OF ISRAEL?PEKAH?

8 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 1Now it came to pass in the days of 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 it, but could not prevail against it. WHO WENT UP AGAINST JUDAH? REZIN KING OF SYRIA?PEKAH KING OF ISRAEL? READ:2 KINGS 15: In those days the LORD began to send Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah. 38So Jotham rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. Then Ahaz his son reigned in his place. NKJV WHO BECAME KING OF JUDAH?AHAZ?

9 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 1Now it came to pass in the days of 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 it, but could not prevail against it. WHAT DID REZIN AND PEKAH TRY TO DO? WERE THEY SUCCESSFUL? READ:2 KINGS 16:5 5Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to make war; and they besieged Ahaz but could not overcome him.

10 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 1Now it came to pass in the days of 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 it, but could not prevail against it. 2And it was told to the house of David, saying, "Syria's forces are 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. HOW DID THIS EFFECT AHAZ AND THE PEOPLE?

11 READ:ISAIAH 7:3-4 3Then the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field, 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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.

12 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 3Then the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field, 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ISAIAH? WHERE WAS ISAIAH TO MEET AHAZ? WHO WENT WITH HIM? WHERE WAS THIS AQUEDUCT?FULLER’S FIELD? WHAT WAS HE TO SAY TO AHAZ? HOW DOES THE LORD REFER TO REZIN AND PEKAH?

13 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 WHERE WAS THIS AQUEDUCT?FULLER’S FIELD? READ:2 KINGS 18:17 17The king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh from Lachish, with a great army against Jerusalem, to King Hezekiah. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they had come up, they went and stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, which was on the highway to the Fuller's Field NKJV READ:2 CHRONICLES 32:30 30This same Hezekiah also stopped the water outlet of Upper Gihon, and brought the water by tunnel to the west side of the City of David. Hezekiah prospered in all his works. NKJV

14 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 WHERE WAS THIS AQUEDUCT?FULLER’S FIELD? READ:NEHEMIAH 2: I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King's Pool, but there was no room for the animal under me to pass.NKJV READ:NEHEMIAH 3:15 15Shallun the son of Col-Hozeh, leader of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate; he built it, covered it, hung its doors with its bolts and bars, and repaired the wall of the Pool of Shelah by the King's Garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the City of David.NKJV

15 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 3Then the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field, 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. WHAT WAS HE TO SAY TO AHAZ? WHY TELL AHAZ TO BE QUIET AND NOT FEAR? HOW DOES THE LORD REFER TO REZIN AND PEKAH?

16 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. WHAT DID ISAIAH TO SAY TO AHAZ? WHY TELL AHAZ TO BE QUIET AND NOT TO FEAR? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ABRAM? READ:GENESIS 15:1 1After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." NKJV WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO MOSES? READ:DEUTERONOMY 3:2 2The LORD said to me, 'Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.‘NKJV

17 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. WHAT DID ISAIAH TO SAY TO AHAZ? WHY TELL AHAZ TO BE QUIET AND NOT TO FEAR? WHAT DID MOSES SAY TO THE PEOPLE? READ:DEUTERONOMY 20:3-4 3He shall say to them, 'Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; 4For the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.' NKJV

18 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. WHAT DID ISAIAH TO SAY TO AHAZ? WHY TELL AHAZ TO BE QUIET AND NOT TO FEAR? WHY IS IT GOOD TO WAIT QUIETLY? READ:LAMENTATIONS 3:26 26It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD. NKJV

19 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:3-4 4and say to him: 'Take heed, and be 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. HOW DOES THE LORD REFER TO REZIN AND PEKAH? IS THE LORD ABLE TO PUT OUT THESE TWO FIREBRANDS? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO SATAN? ZECHARIAH 3:2 2And the LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?" NKJV

20 READ:ISAIAH 7:5-7 5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6"Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel" — 7thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass.

21 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:5-7 5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6"Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel" — 7thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass. WHO HAS PLOTTED EVIL AGAINST AHAZ? WHAT DID THEY PURPOSE TO DO? WHO IS TABEL? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THIS?

22 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:5-7 5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6"Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel" — WHAT DID THEY PURPOSE TO DO? WHO IS TABEL? TABEL - FATHER OF ONE WHOM THE KINGS OF SYRIA ISRAEL WANTED TO MAKE HIM KING IN JUDAH INSTEAD OF AHAZ

23 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:5-7 5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6"Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel" — 7Thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THIS? READ:PROVERBS 21:30 30There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD. NKJV

24 READ:ISAIAH 7:8-9 8For the head of Syria is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken, So that it will not be a people. 9The head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established."'"

25 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 8For the head of Syria is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken, So that it will not be a people. 9The head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established."'" WHAT IS THE HEAD OF SYRIA? DAMACUS? WHO IS THE HEAD OF DAMASCUS?REZIN? WHAT IS THE HEAD OF EPHRAIM? SAMARIA? WHO IS THE HEAD OF SAMARIA?PEKAH? WHAT HAPPENED TO PEKAH?REZIN?AHAZ? WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 65 YEARS? WHAT HAPPENED TO EPHRAIM?ISRAEL? WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDAH? WHAT DID THE LORD WANT THEM TO BELIEVE?

26 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 8The head of Syria is Damascus. The head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken; So It will not be a people. 9The head of Ephraim is Samaria. The head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established."'" WHAT HAPPENED TO PEKAH? READ:2 KINGS 15: In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; And He carried them captive to Assyria. 30Then 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. NKJV

27 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 8The head of Syria is Damascus. The head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken; So It will not be a people. 9The head of Ephraim is Samaria. The head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established."'" WHAT HAPPENED TO REZIN? READ:2 KINGS 16:7-9 7Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-Pileser 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." 8Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house, and sent it as a present to the king of Assyria. 9The king of Assyria heeded him; for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and took it, carried its people captive to Kir, and killed Rezin. NKJV

28 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:1-2 WHAT HAPPENED TO AHAZ? READ:2 CHRONICLES 28:1-5 1Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD, as his father David had done. 5Therefore the LORD his God delivered Ahaz into the hand of the king of Syria. They defeated him, and carried away a great multitude of them as captives, and brought them to Damascus. Then he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who defeated him with a great slaughter.NKJV WHY DID THE LORD DELIVER AHAZ TO THE KING OF SYRIA? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH?

29 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 WHO BECAME KING OF ISRAEL?HOSHEA? WHAT HAPPENED TO ISRAEL? KING OF ASSYRIA TOOK ISRAEL CAPTIVE? READ:2 KINGS 17:1-6 1In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, And He reigned nine years. 2And He did evil in the sight of the LORD, But Not as the kings of Israel who were before him. 5The king of Assyria went throughout all the land, And He went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and Carried Israel away to Assyria, And Placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, And in the cities of the Medes.

30 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 WHO BECAME KING OF JUDAH?JOSIAH (640BC)? READ:2 KINGS 23: Josiah took away all the shrines of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, Which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger; And He did to them according to all the deeds he had done in Bethel. 20He executed all the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, and burned men's bones on them; And He returned to Jerusalem. NKJV READ:2 CHRONICLES 34:33 33Josiah removed all the abominations from all the country that belonged to the children of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel diligently serve the LORD their God. All his days they did not depart from following the LORD God of their fathers.

31 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 WHO BECAME KING OF JUDAH?JOSIAH ( BC)? READ:2 CHRONICLES 34:1-6 1Josiah was eight years old when he became king, And He reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. 2He did what was right in the sight of the LORD, And Walked in the ways of his father David; He did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 3In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, He began to seek the God of his father David; And In the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the wooden images, the carved images, and the molded images. 4They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars which were above them he cut down; and the wooden images, the carved images, And The molded images he broke in pieces, and made dust of them and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars, And cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6So He did in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, as far as Naphtali and all around, with axes.

32 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:8-9 8The head of Syria is Damascus. The head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken; So It will not be a people. 9The head of Ephraim is Samaria. The head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established."'" WHAT DID THE LORD WANT THEM TO BELIEVE? READ:2 CHRONICLES 20:20 20They rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.“NKJV

33 READ:ISAIAH 7: Moreover the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11"Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.“ 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"

34 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: Moreover the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11"Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.“ 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!" WHAT DID THE LORD WANT AHAZ TO ASK FOR? WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? HOW DID AHAZ RESPOND?WHY?

35 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE MOSES? READ:EXODUS 4:2-9 2The LORD said to Moses, "What is that in your hand?“ He said, "A rod." 3The Lord said, "Cast it on the ground." He cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. 4Then the LORD said to Moses, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail" (he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand), 5“That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."

36 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE MOSES? READ:EXODUS 4:2-9 6Furthermore the LORD said to him, "Now put your hand in your bosom." And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow. 7The Lord said, "Put your hand in your bosom again." So he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh. 8“It will be, if they do not believe you, nor heed the message of the first sign, that they may believe the message of the latter sign. 9 And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land." NKJV

37 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE TO PHARAOH? READ:EXODUS 7:9-10 9"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Show a miracle for yourselves,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.'“ 10Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the LORD commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. NKJV

38 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHY DID THE LORD GIVE SIGNS TO ISRAEL? READ:DEUTERONOMY 4: Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? 34Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 35To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God; there is none other besides Him. NKJV

39 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHY DID FALSE PROPHETS GIVE A SIGN OR A WONDER? READ:DEUTERONOMY 13:1-3 1"If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and He gives you a sign or a wonder, 2And The sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods' — Which you have not known — 'and Let us serve them,‘ 3You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, For the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. NKJV

40 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE GIDEON? READ:JUDGES 6: The LORD said to Gideon, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man." 17Then Gideon said to Him, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me.NKJV

41 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE GIDEON? READ:JUDGES 6: Gideon said to God, "If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said — 37Look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.“ 38And it was so. When he rose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece together, he wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowlful of water. 39Then Gideon said to God, "Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.“ 40And God did so that night. It was dry on the fleece only, but there was dew on all the ground. NKJV

42 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE ELI? READ:1 SAMUEL 2: Behold, the days are coming that I will cut off your arm and the arm of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32You will see an enemy in My dwelling place, despite all the good which God does for Israel. And there shall not be an old man in your house forever. 33But any of your men whom I do not cut off from My altar shall consume your eyes and grieve your heart. And all the descendants of your house shall die in the flower of their age. 34Now this shall be a sign to you that will come upon your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die, both of them.NKJV

43 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGNS? WHAT SIGNS DID THE LORD GIVE JEROBOAM? READ:1 KINGS 13:1-3 1Behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2He cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar! Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men's bones shall be burned on you.'“ 3He gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign which the LORD has spoken: Surely the altar shall split apart, and the ashes on it shall be poured out.“NKJV

44 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:10-12 WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT SIGNS? READ:MATTHEW 12: Some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." 39But Jesus answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. NKJV READ:LUKE 11:29 19While the crowds were thickly gathered together, He began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.NKJV

45 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!" HOW DID AHAZ RESPOND TO THE LORD?WHY? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ISRAEL? READ:DEUTERONOMY 6:16 16"You shall not tempt the LORD your God as you tempted Him in Massah. NKJV WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO SATAN? READ:MATTHEW 4:7 7Jesus said to Satan, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.'" NKJV

46 READ:ISAIAH 7: 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? 14Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.

47 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: 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? 14Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. WHO IS THE LORD ADDRESSING HERE? HOW DID THEY WEARY MEN AND WEARY GOD? WHAT SIGN IS THE LORD GIVING THEM? WHAT NAME SHALL HE BE CALLED? WHAT SHALL HE EAT?WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL?

48 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: 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? HOW DID THEY WEARY MEN AND WEARY GOD? READ:NUMBERS 16:8-11 8Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi: 9Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the work of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to serve them; 10And that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking the priesthood also? 11You and all your company are gathered together against the LORD. And What is Aaron that you complain against him?" NKJV

49 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. WHAT SIGN IS THE LORD GIVING THEM?WHY? WHAT NAME SHALL HE BE CALLED? READ:LUKE 1:31 31Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. NKJV WHAT DOES IMMANUEL MEAN? READ:MATTHEW 1:23 23"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." NKJV

50 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. WHAT SHALL HE EAT? WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL?

51 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. WHAT SHALL HE EAT?WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? READ:EXODUS 3:8 8I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.NKJV READ:EXODUS 3:17 17I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey."‘NKJV

52 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:13-15 WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? READ:LEVITICUS 20:24 24I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples. NKJV READ:NUMBERS 13:27 27They told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. NKJV

53 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:13-15 WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? READ:DEUTERONOMY 6:3 3Hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you - 'a land flowing with milk and honey.' NKJV READ:JOSHUA 5:6 6The children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD, to whom the LORD swore that He would not show them the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers that He would give us - " a land flowing with milk and honey." NKJV

54 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:13-15 WHY CURDS AND HONEY? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHAT DID THE LORD PROMISE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? READ:JEREMIAH 11:5 5That I may establish the oath which I have sworn to your fathers, to give them 'a land flowing with milk and honey,' as it is this day."'“NKJV READ:EZEKIEL 20:6 6On that day I raised My hand in an oath to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, 'flowing with milk and honey,' the glory of all lands. NKJV READ:EZEKIEL 20:15 15I also raised My hand in an oath to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, ‘flowing with milk and honey,' the glory of all lands,NKJV

55 READ:ISAIAH 7: For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17The 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 Ephraim departed from Judah."

56 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17The 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 Ephraim departed from Judah." WHAT CHILD IS HE REFERING TO?CHRIST? WHAT WILL HE COME TO KNOW? WHAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE HE BECOMES OF AGE? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PROMISED LAND? WHO WILL THE LORD BRING DOWN ON THEM?

57 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17The 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 Ephraim departed from Judah." WHAT CHILD IS HE REFERING TO?CHRIST? WHAT WILL HE COME TO KNOW? WHY WERE THE LITTLE ONES SPARED? READ:DEUTERONOMY 1:39 39‘Your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it. NKJV

58 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17The 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 Ephraim departed from Judah." WHAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE HE BECOMES OF AGE? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?JUDAH? WHO WILL THE LORD BRING DOWN ON THEM? READ:2 KINGS 16:1-6 READ:2 CHRONICLES 28:1-8 WHEN DID EPHRAIM DEPART FROM JUDAH? READ:1 KINGS 12:25-33

59 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:16-17 WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDAH? READ:2 KINGS 16:1-6 1In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done. 3But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. 4And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree. 5Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to make war; and they besieged Ahaz but could not overcome him. 6At that time Rezin king of Syria captured Elath for Syria, and drove the men of Judah from Elath. Then the Edomites went to Elath, and dwell there to this day. NKJV

60 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:16-17 WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDAH? READ:2 CHRONICLES 28:1-8 1Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD, as his father David had done. 2He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made molded images for the Baals. 3He burned incense in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and burned his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 4He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree. 5Therefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria. They defeated him, and carried away a great multitude of them as captives, and brought them to Damascus. Then he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who defeated him with a great slaughter.

61 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:16-17 WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDAH? READ:2 CHRONICLES 28:1-8 6Pekah the son of Remaliah killed one hundred and twenty thousand in Judah in one day, all valiant men, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. 7Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son, Azrikam the officer over the house, and Elkanah who was second to the king. 8The children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand women, sons, and daughters; and they also took away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria. NKJV

62 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:16-17 WHEN DID EPHRAIM DEPART FROM JUDAH? READ:1 KINGS 12: Jeroboam built Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim, and dwelt there. Also he went out from there and built Penuel. 26Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom may return to the house of David: 27If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah." 28Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!“ 29He set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. 30Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan.

63 READ:ISAIAH 7: And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD 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. 19They will come, and all of them will rest In the desolate valleys and in the clefts of the rocks, And on all thorns and in all pastures.

64 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD 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. 19They will come, and all of them will rest In the desolate valleys and in the clefts of the rocks, And on all thorns and in all pastures. WHO IS THE LORD CALLING? WHERE WILL HE COME FROM? WHY A FLY FROM EGYPT? WHO IS THIS FLY?PHARAOH NECHO? (605BC)? WHY A BEE FROM ASSYRIA? WHO IS THIS BEE? NEBUCHADNEZZAR?

65 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD 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. WHO IS THE LORD CALLING? WHERE WILL HE COME FROM? WHY A FLY FROM EGYPT?WHO IS THIS FLY? READ:EXODUS 8: If you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. 22In that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the land. 23I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be."'“ 24And the LORD did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies. NKJV

66 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:18-19 WHO IS THE LORD CALLING? WHERE WILL HE COME FROM? WHY A FLY FROM EGYPT? WHO IS THIS FLY?PHARAOH NECHO? (605BC)? READ:2 KINGS 23: Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 32He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done. 33Pharaoh Necho put him in prison at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem. He imposed on the land a tribute of one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. 34Pharaoh Necho made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. And Pharaoh took Jehoahaz and went to Egypt, and he died there. NKJV READ:2 CHRONICLES 35:20-24

67 20When Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Carchemish by the Euphrates; and Josiah went out against him. 21But he sent messengers to him, saying, "What have I to do with you, king of Judah? I have not come against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; for God commanded me to make haste. Refrain from meddling with God, who is with me, lest He destroy you.“ 22Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself so that he might fight with him, and did not heed the words of Necho from the mouth of God. So he came to fight in the Valley of Megiddo. 23And the archers shot King Josiah; and the king said to his servants, "Take me away, for I am severely wounded.“ 24His servants therefore took him out of that chariot and put him in the second chariot that he had, and they brought him to Jerusalem. So he died, and was buried in one of the tombs of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. NKJV

68 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD 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. WHO IS THE LORD CALLING? WHERE WILL HE COME FROM? WHY A BEE FROM ASSYRIA? WHO IS THIS BEE? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? WHO ARE THESE HORNETS? CHALDEANS. SYRIANS, MOABITES, AMMONITES? READ:EXODUS 23: I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. 29I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. 30Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. NKJV

69 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:18-19 WHO ARE THESE BEES & HORNETS? CHALDEANS. SYRIANS, MOABITES, AMMONITES? READ:DEUTERONOMY 1:44 44The Amorites who dwelt in that mountain came out against you and chased you as bees do, and drove you back from Seir to Hormah.NKJV READ:DEUTERONOMY 7:20 20The LORD your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed. READ:PSALMS 118:12 2They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. NKJV

70 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:18-19 WHO ARE THESE BEES & HORNETS? CHALDEANS. SYRIANS, MOABITES, AMMONITES? READ:2 KINGS 24:1-4 1In the days of Jeoiakim, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. 2The LORD sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets. 3At the commandment of the LORD this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, 4Also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon. READ:(2 CHRONICLES 36:7-21 JEREMIAH 52:1-30)

71 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:18-19 WHY DID THE LORD SEND THEM? READ:2 CHRONICLES 36: Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. 12He did evil in the sight of the LORD his God, and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the LORD. 13He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear an oath by God; but he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD God of Israel. 14Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the LORD which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. 15The LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy. NKJV

72 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7:18-19 WHY DID THE LORD SEND THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 52:1-5 1Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2He also did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3Because of the anger of the LORD this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, till He finally cast them out from His presence. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4It came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it; and they built a siege wall against it all around. 5The city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.

73 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD 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. 19They will come, and all of them will rest In the desolate valleys and in the clefts of the rocks, And on all thorns and in all pastures. WILL THEY COME?WHY? WHERE WILL THEY REST? WHY ARE THERE THORNS IN THE PASTURES?

74 READ:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. 21It shall be in that day That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep; 22So 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.

75 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. 21It shall be in that day That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep; 22So 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. WHO DID THE LORD BRING FROM BEYOND THE RIVER? WHAT WILL HE DO? WHY SHAVE THE HAIR OF THE HEADS, LEGS AND BEARD? WHY WILL MAN SAVE A YOUNG COW AND TWO SHEEP? WILL THEY SUSTAIN HIM?

76 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. WHO DID THE LORD BRING FROM BEYOND THE RIVER? READ:2 KINGS 16:7-8 7Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-Pileser 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.“ 8Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house, and sent it as a present to the king of Assyria.NKJV READ:2 KINGS 18:16 16At that time Hezekiah stripped the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria. NKJV

77 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. WHO WILL THE LORD BRING FROM BEYOND THE RIVER? READ:JEREMIAH 44: This shall be a sign to you,' says the LORD, 'that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that My words will surely stand against you for adversity.' 30"Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies and into the hand of those who seek his life, as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, his enemy who sought his life.'“ NKJV

78 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. WHO WILL THE LORD BRING FROM BEYOND THE RIVER? READ:EZEKIEL 29: "Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to labor strenuously against Tyre; every head was made bald, and every shoulder rubbed raw; yet neither he nor his army received wages from Tyre, for the labor which they expended on it. 19Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Surely I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he shall take away her wealth, carry off her spoil, and remove her pillage; and that will be the wages for his army. 20I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor, because they worked for Me,' says the Lord GOD.NKJV

79 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: In the same day the Lord will shave with a hired 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. WHY SHAVE THE HAIR OF THE HEADS, LEGS AND BEARD? READ:2 SAMUEL 10:4-5 4Hanun took David's servants, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away. 5When they told David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed. The king said, "Wait at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return." NKJV READ:1 CHRONICLES 19:4-5

80 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall be in that day That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep; 22So 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. WHY WILL THIS MAN SAVE A YOUNG COW AND TWO SHEEP? WILL THAT SUSTAIN HIM? WHAT DID ABRAHAM DO?WHY? READ:GENESIS 18:6-8 6Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.“ 7Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. 8He took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate. NKJV

81 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall be in that day That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep; 22So 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. WHY WILL THIS MAN SAVE A YOUNG COW AND TWO SHEEP? WILL THAT SUSTAIN HIM? WHO IS ABLE TO SUSTAIN HIM?WHY? READ:JEREMIAH 31:10 10"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare it in the isles afar off, and say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him, And keep him as a shepherd does his flock.' NKJV

82 READ:ISAIAH 7: It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. 25And 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. NKJV

83 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. 25And 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. NKJV WHY IS THIS VINEYARD SO PRECIOUS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO IT? WHY BRIERS AND THORNS? WHY WILL MEN COME WITH BOWS AND ARROWS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE LAND?WHY?

84 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. 25And 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. NKJV WHY IS THIS VINEYARD SO PRECIOUS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO IT? WHY BRIERS AND THORNS? WHAT WAS SOLOMON’S VINEYARD WORTH?WHY? READ:SONG OF SOLOMON 8:11 11Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; He leased the vineyard to keepers; Everyone was to bring for its fruit A thousand silver coins. NKJV

85 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. 25And 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. NKJV WHY BRIERS AND THORNS? READ:HOSEA 2:12 12"I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, Of which she has said, ‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.‘ So I will make them a forest, And the beasts of the field shall eat them. NKJV READ:HAGGAI 1:11 11I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands."

86 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 7: It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. 25And 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. NKJV WHY WOULD THE LORD DO THIS? WHERE IS THE HOPE OF THEIR SALVATION? READ:JEREMIAH 3:23 23Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, And from the multitude of mountains; Truly, in the LORD our God Is the salvation of Israel. NKJV

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