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for Syria is no stronger than its capital, Damascus,
    and Damascus is no stronger than its king, Rezin.
As for Israel, within sixty-five years
    it will be crushed and completely destroyed.
Israel is no stronger than its capital, Samaria,
    and Samaria is no stronger than its king, Pekah son of Remaliah.
Unless your faith is firm,
    I cannot make you stand firm.”

The Sign of Immanuel

10 Later, the Lord sent this message to King Ahaz:

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for the head of Aram is Damascus,(A)
    and the head of Damascus is only Rezin.(B)
Within sixty-five years
    Ephraim will be too shattered(C) to be a people.
The head of Ephraim is Samaria,(D)
    and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son.
If you do not stand(E) firm in your faith,(F)
    you will not stand at all.’”(G)

10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz,

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