Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying “Whom shall I send? he said. “Here am I. Send me!” Go and tell this people: “Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.” Make their ears dull and close their eyes, harden the hearts of the people. For how long, O Lord? I asked. Until everything is ruined and made into a desert. And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste just as the mighty oak tree remains only a stump when it is cut down” (the stump is a holy seed). Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah worries about the attacks.