Isaiah 7:12
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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.”

New American Standard Bible
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I test the LORD.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Ahaz said, I will not ask, and will not tempt Jehovah.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

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.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:10-16 Secret disaffection to God is often disguised with the colour of respect to him; and those who are resolved that they will not trust God, yet pretend they will not tempt him. The prophet reproved Ahaz and his court, for the little value they had for Divine revelation. Nothing is more grievous to God than distrust, but the unbelief of man shall not make the promise of God of no effect; the Lord himself shall give a sign. How great soever your distress and danger, of you the Messiah is to be born, and you cannot be destroyed while that blessing is in you. It shall be brought to pass in a glorious manner; and the strongest consolations in time of trouble are derived from Christ, our relation to him, our interest in him, our expectations of him and from him. He would grow up like other children, by the use of the diet of those countries; but he would, unlike other children, uniformly refuse the evil and choose the good. And although his birth would be by the power of the Holy Ghost, yet he should not be fed with angels' food. Then follows a sign of the speedy destruction of the princes, now a terror to Judah. Before this child, so it may be read; this child which I have now in my arms, (Shear-jashub, the prophet's own son, ver. 3,) shall be three or four years older, these enemies' forces shall be forsaken of both their kings. The prophecy is so solemn, the sign is so marked, as given by God himself after Ahaz rejected the offer, that it must have raised hopes far beyond what the present occasion suggested. And, if the prospect of the coming of the Divine Saviour was a never-failing support to the hopes of ancient believers, what cause have we to be thankful that the Word was made flesh! May we trust in and love Him, and copy his example.
Study Bible
The Sign of Immanuel
11"Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, nor will I test the LORD!" 13Then he said, "Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well?…
Cross References
Isaiah 7:11
"Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven."

Isaiah 7:13
Then he said, "Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will 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, On the great altar …

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against …

neither

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

tempt

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

Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are …

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to …

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were …

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