And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
Ahaz refused to ask a sign, probably wishing to avoid as much as possible further intercourse with Isaiah, who, he feared, would reprove him for his vices and idolatry.
1. That which seems specially to have wearied God in the instance of Ahaz was, the sinning yet more in a season of distress.
2. There is a likelihood that his offence may be copied, and that, too, not merely in the general, but even in minute particulars. God became wearied by a repetition of the sin when He had tried by calamities to produce its abandonment. It does not seem that there was ever the least pause in his wickedness. God smote him, but he went on frowardly.
(H. Melvill, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?