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Isaiah 8:1-2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Coming Assyrian Invasion

Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large piece of parchment[a] and write on it with an ordinary pen:[b] Maher-shalal-hash-baz.[c] I have appointed[d] trustworthy witnesses—Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah.”


  1. Isaiah 8:1 Hb obscure
  2. Isaiah 8:1 Lit with the pen of a man
  3. Isaiah 8:1 = Speeding to the Plunder, Hurrying to the Spoil
  4. Isaiah 8:2 Vg; MT, one DSS ms read I will appoint; one DSS ms, LXX, Syr, Tg read Appoint

Isaiah 29:11-12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 For you the entire vision will be like the words of a sealed document. If it is given to one who can read and he is asked to read it,[a] he will say, “I can’t read it, because it is sealed.” 12 And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it,[b] he will say, “I can’t read.”


  1. Isaiah 29:11 Lit If one gives it to one who knows the document, saying, “Read this, please”
  2. Isaiah 29:12 Lit who does not know the document, saying, “Read this, please”

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