Isaiah 7:11
New International Version
“Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.”

New Living Translation
“Ask the LORD your God for a sign of confirmation, Ahaz. Make it as difficult as you want—as high as heaven or as deep as the place of the dead.”

English Standard Version
“Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

Berean Study Bible
“Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven.”

King James Bible
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

New King James Version
“Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.”

New American Standard Bible
“Ask for a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

NASB 1995
“Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

NASB 1977
“Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

Amplified Bible
“Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God [one that will convince you that God has spoken and will keep His word]; make your request as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Ask for a sign from the LORD your God—it can be as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ask for a sign from the LORD your God—from the depths of Sheol to the heights of heaven.”

American Standard Version
Ask thee a sign of Jehovah thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
”Ask for yourself a sign from LORD JEHOVAH your God. Ask, going deep, or lift up on high”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ask for thyself a sign of the Lord thy God, in the depth or in the height.

Contemporary English Version
"Ask me for proof that my promise will come true. Ask for something to happen deep in the world of the dead or high in the heavens above."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above.

English Revised Version
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Good News Translation
"Ask the LORD your God to give you a sign. It can be from deep in the world of the dead or from high up in heaven."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Ask the LORD your God for a sign. It can be anything you want."

International Standard Version
"Ask a sign from the LORD your God. Make it as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven above."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God: ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.'

Literal Standard Version
“Ask for a sign from your God YHWH, Make the request deep, or make [it] high upwards.”

NET Bible
"Ask for a confirming sign from the LORD your God. You can even ask for something miraculous."

New Heart English Bible
"Ask a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."

World English Bible
"Ask a sign of Yahweh your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."

Young's Literal Translation
Ask for thee a sign from Jehovah thy God, Make deep the request, or make it high upwards.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sign of Immanuel
10Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying, 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.”…

Cross References
Luke 2:12
And this will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."

Exodus 7:9
"When Pharaoh tells you, 'Perform a miracle,' you are to say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,' and it will become a serpent."

2 Kings 19:29
And this will be a sign to you, O Hezekiah: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what springs from the same. But in the third year you will sow and reap; you will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 7:10
Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying,

Isaiah 7:12
But Ahaz replied, "I will not ask; I will not test the LORD."

Isaiah 37:30
And this will be a sign to you, O Hezekiah: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what springs from the same. But in the third year you will sow and reap; you will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 38:7
This will be a sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised:


Treasury of Scripture

Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

a sign

Isaiah 37:30
And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

Isaiah 38:7,8,22
And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken; …

Judges 6:36-40
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, …

ask it either in the depth.









Verse 11. - Ask thee a sign. Asking for a sign is right or wrong, praiseworthy or blamable, according to the spirit in which the request is made. The Pharisees in our Lord's time "asked for a sign," but would not have believed any the more had they received the sign for which they asked. Gideon asked for a sign to strengthen his faith (Judges 6:37, 39), and received it, and in the strength of it went forth boldly against the Midianites. When God himself proposed to give a sign, and allowed his creature to choose what the sign should be, there could be no possible wrong-doing in a ready acceptance of the offer, which should have called forth gratitude and thanks. Ask it either in the depth, or in the height above; i.e. "Ask any sign thou wilt, either in hell or in heaven" - nothing shall be refused thee.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Ask for
שְׁאַל־ (šə·’al-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

a sign
א֔וֹת (’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

from
מֵעִ֖ם (mê·‘im)
Preposition-m
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

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

your God,
אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

[whether] from the depths
הַעְמֵ֣ק (ha‘·mêq)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6009: To be, deep

of Sheol
שְׁאָ֔לָה (šə·’ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

or
א֖וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

the heights
הַגְבֵּ֥הַּ (haḡ·bê·ah)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

of heaven.”
לְמָֽעְלָה׃ (lə·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top


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