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Isaiah 7:5

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7:5 Syria has plotted with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah to bring about your demise. 1 

1 tn This sentence opens with the conjunction יַעַן כִּי (yaan ki, “because”). Consequently some take vv. 5-6 with what precedes, as another reason why Ahaz might be tempted to fear (see v. 4). However, it is more likely that vv. 5-6 give the basis for the Lord’s announcement in vv. 7-9. The conjunction יַעַן כִּי here introduces the basis for judgment (as in 3:16; 8:6; 29:13), which is then followed by the formal announcement of judgment.



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