Isaiah 7:11
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English Standard Version
“Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

King James Bible
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

American Standard Version
Ask thee a sign of Jehovah thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above.

English Revised Version
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ask thee a sign from the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the hight above.

Isaiah 7:11 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Because Aram hath determined evil over thee, Ephraim and the son of Remaliah (Remalyahu), saying, We will march against Judah, and terrify it, and conquer it for ourselves, and make the son of Tâb'êl king in the midst of it: thus saith the Lord Jehovah, It will not be brought about, and will not take place." The inference drawn by Caspari (Krieg, p. 98), that at the time when Isaiah said this, Judaea was not yet heathen or conquered, is at any rate not conclusive. The promise given to Ahaz was founded upon the wicked design, with which the war had been commenced. How far the allies had already gone towards this last goal, the overthrow of the Davidic sovereignty, it does not say. But we know from 2 Kings 15:37 that the invasion had begun before Ahaz ascended the throne; and we may see from Isaiah 7:16 of Isaiah's prophecy, that the "terrifying" (nekı̄tzennah, from kūtz, taedere, pavere) had actually taken place; so that the "conquering" (hibkia‛, i.e., splitting, forcing of the passes and fortifications, 2 Kings 25:4; Ezekiel 30:16; 2 Chronicles 21:17; 2 Chronicles 32:1) must also have been a thing belonging to the past. For history says nothing about a successful resistance on the part of Judah in this war. Only Jerusalem had not yet fallen, and, as the expression "king in the midst of it" shows, it is to this that the term "Judah" especially refers; just as in Isaiah 23:13 Asshur is to be understood as signifying Nineveh. There they determined to enthrone a man named Tâb'êl (vid., Ezra 4:7; it is written Tâb'al here in pause, although this change does not occur in other words (e.g., Israel) in pause - a name resembling the Syrian name Tab-rimmon),

(Note: The Hauran inscriptions contain several such composite names formed like Tâb'êl with el: see Wetzstein, Ausgewhlte griechische und lateinische Inschriften, pp. 343-4, 361-363). By the transformation into Tab'al, as Luzzatto says, the name is changed from Bonus Deus to Bonus minime.)

a man who is otherwise unknown; but it never went beyond the determination, never was even on the way towards being realized, to say nothing of being fully accomplished. The allies would not succeed in altering the course of history as it had been appointed by the Lord.

Isaiah 7:11 Parallel Commentaries

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a sign

Isaiah 37:30 And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as grows of itself; and the second year that which springs of the same...

Isaiah 38:7,8,22 And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken...

Judges 6:36-40 And Gideon said to God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said...

2 Kings 20:8-11 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me...

Jeremiah 19:1,10 Thus said the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests...

Jeremiah 51:63,64 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it...

Matthew 12:38-40 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you...

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven...

ask it either in the depth. or, make thy petition deep

Cross References
Luke 2:12
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."

Exodus 7:9
"When Pharaoh says to you, 'Prove yourselves by working a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"

2 Kings 19:29
"And this shall be the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same. Then in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 7:10
Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz:

Isaiah 7:12
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test."

Isaiah 37:30
"And this shall be the sign for you: this year you shall eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs from that. Then in the third year sow and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 38:7
"This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has promised:

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