Isaiah 7:12
New International Version
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test."

New Living Translation
But the king refused. “No,” he said, “I will not test the LORD like that.”

English Standard Version
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.”

Berean Study Bible
But Ahaz replied, “I will not ask; I will not test the LORD.”

King James Bible
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

New King James Version
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!”

New American Standard Bible
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I put the LORD to the test!”

NASB 1995
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"

NASB 1977
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!”

Amplified Bible
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!”

Christian Standard Bible
But Ahaz replied, “I will not ask. I will not test the LORD.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Ahaz replied, "I will not ask. I will not test the LORD."

American Standard Version
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Akhaz said, “I shall not ask and I shall not test LORD JEHOVAH my God”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Achaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
"No, LORD," Ahaz answered. "I won't test you!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Achaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord.

English Revised Version
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Good News Translation
Ahaz answered, "I will not ask for a sign. I refuse to put the LORD to the test."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Ahaz answered, "I won't ask; I wouldn't think of testing the LORD."

International Standard Version
But Ahaz replied, "I won't ask! I won't put the LORD to the test."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Ahaz said: 'I will not ask, neither will I try the LORD.'

Literal Standard Version
And Ahaz says, “I do not ask nor try YHWH.”

NET Bible
But Ahaz responded, "I don't want to ask; I don't want to put the LORD to a test."

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Listen now, house of David: Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also?

World English Bible
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
And Ahaz saith, 'I do not ask nor try Jehovah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sign of Immanuel
11“Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven.” 12But Ahaz replied, “I will not ask; I will not test the LORD.” 13Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well?…

Cross References
Isaiah 7:11
"Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven."

Isaiah 7:13
Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well?


Treasury of Scripture

But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

I will not ask

2 Kings 16:15
And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to inquire by.

2 Chronicles 28:22
And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

neither

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

tempt

Deuteronomy 6:16
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Malachi 3:15
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Acts 5:9
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.









(12) I will not ask . . .--The king speaks as in the very accents of faith. He will not put Jehovah to any such test. Not, perhaps, without a sneer, he quotes almost the very formula of the Law: "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God" (Exodus 17:2; Deuteronomy 6:16). Was the prophet going to forget his own teaching, and become a tempter to that sin? That which lay beneath this show of humble trust was simply self-will and utter unfaith. He had already made up his mind to the Assyrian alliance, against which he knew Isaiah was certain to protest. The fact that the words that follow are spoken to the whole house of David, may, perhaps, imply that the older members of the royal family were encouraging the king in his Assyrian projects, and had, perhaps, suggested his hypocritical answer.

Verse 12. - I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord. Ahaz, who has no wish for a sign, because he has no wish to believe in any other salvation than flint which will follow from the realization of his own schemes, finds a plausible reason for declining to ask for one in those passages of the Law which forbade men to" tempt God" (Exodus 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:16). But it could not be "tempt-tug God" to comply with a Divine invitation; rather it was tempting him to refuse compliance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Ahaz
אָחָ֑ז (’ā·ḥāz)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 271: Ahaz -- 'he has grasped', two Israelites

replied,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

ask;
אֶשְׁאַ֥ל (’eš·’al)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

I will not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

test
אֲנַסֶּ֖ה (’ă·nas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5254: To test, to attempt

the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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