Isaiah 8 New International Version (NIV)
Isaiah and His Children as Signs
8 The Lord said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.”[a] 2 So I called in Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses for me. 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. 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.”
5 The Lord spoke to me again:
6 “Because this people has rejected
9 Raise the war cry,[c] you nations, and be shattered!
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:
12 “Do not call conspiracy
16 Bind up this testimony of warning
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.
The Darkness Turns to Light
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? 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. 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. 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.
Isaiah 13-15 New International Version (NIV)
A Prophecy Against Babylon
13 A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
2 Raise a banner on a bare hilltop,
4 Listen, a noise on the mountains,
6 Wail, for the day of the Lord is near;
9 See, the day of the Lord is coming
14 Like a hunted gazelle,
17 See, I will stir up against them the Medes,
14 The Lord will have compassion on Jacob;
3 On the day the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you, 4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:
How the oppressor has come to an end!
9 The realm of the dead below is all astir
12 How you have fallen from heaven,
16 Those who see you stare at you,
18 All the kings of the nations lie in state,
Let the offspring of the wicked
22 “I will rise up against them,”
24 The Lord Almighty has sworn,
“Surely, as I have planned, so it will be,
26 This is the plan determined for the whole world;
A Prophecy Against the Philistines
28 This prophecy came in the year King Ahaz died:
29 Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,
31 Wail, you gate! Howl, you city!
A Prophecy Against Moab
15 A prophecy against Moab:
Ar in Moab is ruined,
5 My heart cries out over Moab;
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