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Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them
The waters of [a]the River, strong and mighty—
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
He will [b]go up over all his channels
And go over all his banks.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:7 The Euphrates
  2. Isaiah 8:7 Overflow

therefore the Lord is about to bring against them
    the mighty floodwaters(A) of the Euphrates—
    the king of Assyria(B) with all his pomp.(C)
It will overflow all its channels,
    run over all its banks(D)

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He will pass through Judah,
He will overflow and pass over,
(A)He will reach up to the neck;
And the stretching out of his wings
Will [a]fill the breadth of Your land, O (B)Immanuel.[b]

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  1. Isaiah 8:8 Lit. be the fullness of
  2. Isaiah 8:8 Lit. God-With-Us

and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,(A)
    passing through it and reaching up to the neck.
Its outspread wings(B) will cover the breadth of your land,
    Immanuel[a]!”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:8 Immanuel means God with us.

“Who is this coming up (A)like a flood,
Whose waters move like the rivers?

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“Who is this that rises like the Nile,
    like rivers of surging waters?(A)

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Egypt rises up like a flood,
And its waters move like the rivers;
And he says, ‘I will go up and cover the earth,
I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.’

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Egypt rises like the Nile,(A)
    like rivers of surging waters.
She says, ‘I will rise and cover the earth;
    I will destroy cities and their people.’(B)

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