He made the courtyard of the priests and the large enclosure and its doors; 1 he plated their doors with bronze.
Ahaz gathered riches 1 from the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and the officials and gave them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help.
What will you do on judgment day, 1 when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
At that time 1 those who live on this coast 2 will say, ‘Look what has happened to our source of hope to whom we fled for help, expecting to be rescued from the king of Assyria! How can we escape now?’”
Those who go down to Egypt for help are as good as dead, 1 those who rely on war horses, and trust in Egypt’s many chariots 2 and in their many, many horsemen. 3 But they do not rely on the Holy One of Israel 4 and do not seek help from the Lord.
“The Lord God of Israel says, ‘Give a message to the king of Judah who sent you to ask me to help him. 1 Tell him, “The army of Pharaoh that was on its way to help you will go back home to Egypt. 2