¶ The Lord hath sent a word into Jacob, and it lighted upon [a]Israel.

And all the people shall know, even Ephraim, and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and presumption of their heart,

10 The [b]bricks are fallen, but we will build it with hewn stones: the wild fig trees are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

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  1. Isaiah 9:8 This is another prophecy against them of Samaria, which were mockers and contemners of God’s promises and menaces.
  2. Isaiah 9:10 We were but weak, when the enemy overcame us, but we will make ourselves so strong, that we will neither care for our enemies, nor fear God’s threatenings.