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Then Yahweh spoke to Isaiah and said, “Go and meet with King Ahaz. You’ll find him on the road to the Washerman’s Field[a] at the end of the aqueduct where it empties into the upper pool.[b] Take with you your son, whom you named a Remnant Will Return.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 7:3 Or “Fuller’s Field,” where cloth was washed and bleached. In Mark 9:3, the Greek text uses the phrase “whiter than any fuller can make them.” See also Mal. 3:1-3.
  2. Isaiah 7:3 Ahaz was likely inspecting the city’s vulnerable water supply. It is good to be vulnerable and on the road to being purified and made ready for God to use “on the road to the Washerman’s Field.” The heavenly Washerman wants to cleanse our hearts from unbelief, hiding in false belief systems that close our hearts from a true work of the Spirit. God wants to make you an aqueduct or “channel” of the upper (heavenly) pool.
  3. Isaiah 7:3 Or Shear-Jashub, which in Hebrew means “A remnant will return.” Isaiah was married and had at least two sons (8:1-4). Shear-Jashub was a walking oracle of hope, with a promise in his name: God will preserve a “holy seed” as a remnant (6:13).

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