Because this people hath refused the waters of [a]Shiloah that run softly, and rejoice with Rezin, and the son of Remaliah,

Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of [b]the River mighty and great, even the King of Assyria with all his glory, and he shall come up upon all their rivers, and go over all their banks,

And shall break into Judah, and shall overflow, and pass through, and shall come up to the [c]neck, and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O [d]Immanuel.

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  1. Isaiah 8:6 Which was a fountain at the foot of mount Zion, out of the which ran a small river through the city: meaning, that they of Judah, distrusting their own power, which was small, desired such power and riches as they saw in Syria and Israel.
  2. Isaiah 8:7 That is, the Assyrians which dwell beyond Euphrates.
  3. Isaiah 8:8 It shall be ready to drown them.
  4. Isaiah 8:8 He speaketh this to Messiah, or Christ, in whom the faithful were comforted, and who would not suffer his Church to be destroyed utterly.

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