So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him [a](A)Maher-shalal-hash-baz; for (B)before the boy knows how to cry out ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of (C)Damascus and the spoils of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”

Again the Lord spoke to me further, saying,

“Inasmuch as these people have (D)rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
And rejoice in (E)Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the (F)strong and abundant waters of the (G)Euphrates River,
That is, the (H)king of Assyria and all his glory;
And it will (I)rise over all its channels and go over all its banks.
Then (J)it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through,
It will (K)reach as far as the neck;
And the spread of its wings will [b]fill the expanse of [c]your land, (L)Immanuel.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:3 I.e., swift is the plunder, speedy is the prey
  2. Isaiah 8:8 Lit be the fullness of
  3. Isaiah 8:8 Or Your