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Isaiah 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:1 - The LORD said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:2 - So I called in Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:3 - Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the LORD said to me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:5 - The LORD spoke to me again:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:6 - “Because this people has rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:7 - therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters of the Euphrates— the king of Assyria with all his pomp. It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:8 - and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, Immanuel[fn]!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - Raise the war cry,[fn] you nations, and be shattered! Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:10 - Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:11 - This is what the LORD says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:12 - “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:13 - The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:14 - He will be a holy place; for both Israel and Judah he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:15 - Many of them will stumble; they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:16 - Bind up this testimony of warning and seal up God’s instruction among my disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:17 - I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:18 - Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:19 - When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:20 - Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:21 - Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:22 - Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.
NIV Footnotes
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz means quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil; also in verse 3.
Immanuel means God with us.
Or Do your worst
Hebrew Immanuel

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