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before the child [na`ar] shall know [yada`] to
refuse [ma'ac] the evil, [ra`] and choose [bachar] the
good, [towb] the land ['adamah] that thou abhorrest [quwts]
shall be [paniym] forsaken [`azab] of both [shanayim] her
kings. [melek] KJV-Interlinear
"For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the
land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken. NASB
Before the child is old enough to know the difference between good and evil, between right and wrong, then both kings, that of Syria and that of Israel, will be no more.
And in fact shortly after this prophecy, which occurred only a couple of years prior, the king of Assyria marched on Syria in Damascus and killed Rezin, the Syrian king. Likewise a year later the king of Israel was assassinated.
Pekah, the king of Israel, the son of Remaliah, was assassinated by Hoshea, the son of Elah, who conspired against him and killed him. This occurred in the fourth year of the reign of Ahaz. Enough time for a girl to get engaged, get married, get pregnant, and raise up a child for a couple of years as the prophecy stated.
Both of these events are documented in 2 Kg. 15-16.
But Ahaz did not merely listen and accept this prophecy as given by Isaiah. He had to go and add to Gods plan and try to do things in his own way.
After this message, Ahaz took the gold and silver from the temple and sent it to the king of Assyria, who in turn invaded Syria.
For this distrust, the next several verses speak of the treachery of Ahaz and certainly his lack of faith, and that the very person he sought to rely upon, the king of Assyria, will now become an even greater enemy against him.
This, God will bring about as punishment for the lack of faith in Ahaz.
No matter what you place your faith in, in this world, it will, sooner or later, become your enemy, the very source of your failure, the basis of your loss, and the cause of your misery in this life.
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