Isaiah 7:13-16 is one of Christian Trinitarian’s most favoured verses, they use it as an evidence of a Prophecy of Jesus’ coming and that the child named (Immanuel) in the verse is “Divine.” Is the name “Immanuel” really a Prophecy of Jesus and is the child Divine? We shall find out as read along, God willing.
Here is the verse:
Isaiah 7:13-16 (NIV) 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
From the above verse we can see:
- Isaiah is frustrated and says he will give a “SIGN” to Ahaz.
- We see the child will be born from a “Virgin” (Trinitarian translation).
- The child that is to be born will be named “Immanuel.”
- The child will learn to reject evil…. “boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.”
I will deal with Isaiah 7:13-16 in four sections as I have written above.