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Isaiah 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Assyria Will Invade the Land

Moreover the Lord said to me, “Take a large scroll, and write on it with a man’s pen concerning [a]Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. And I will take for Myself faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.”

Then I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Call his name Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz; for before the child [b]shall have knowledge to cry ‘My father’ and ‘My mother,’ the riches of Damascus and the [c]spoil of Samaria will be taken away before the king of Assyria.”

The Lord also spoke to me again, saying:

“Inasmuch as these people refused
The waters of Shiloah that flow softly,
And rejoice in Rezin and in Remaliah’s son;
Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them
The waters of [d]the River, strong and mighty—
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
He will [e]go up over all his channels
And go over all his banks.
He will pass through Judah,
He will overflow and pass over,
He will reach up to the neck;
And the stretching out of his wings
Will [f]fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel.[g]

“Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces!
Give ear, all you from far countries.
Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces;
Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
Speak the word, but it will not stand,
For [h]God is with us.”

Fear God, Heed His Word

11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with [i]a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’
Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy,
Nor be afraid of their [j]threats, nor be [k]troubled.
13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
Let Him be your fear,
And let Him be your dread.
14 He will be as a [l]sanctuary,
But a stone of stumbling and a rock of [m]offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble;
They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and [n]taken.”

16 Bind up the testimony,
Seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait on the Lord,
Who hides His face from the house of Jacob;
And I will hope in Him.
18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
We are for signs and wonders in Israel
From the Lord of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.

19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there[o] is no light in them.

21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse [p]their king and their God, and look upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 Lit. Speed the Spoil, Hasten the Booty
  2. Isaiah 8:4 knows how
  3. Isaiah 8:4 plunder
  4. Isaiah 8:7 The Euphrates
  5. Isaiah 8:7 Overflow
  6. Isaiah 8:8 Lit. be the fullness of
  7. Isaiah 8:8 Lit. God-With-Us
  8. Isaiah 8:10 Heb. Immanuel
  9. Isaiah 8:11 Mighty power
  10. Isaiah 8:12 Lit. fear or terror
  11. Isaiah 8:12 Lit. in dread
  12. Isaiah 8:14 holy abode
  13. Isaiah 8:14 stumbling over
  14. Isaiah 8:15 captured
  15. Isaiah 8:20 Or they have no dawn
  16. Isaiah 8:21 Or by their king and by their God
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

The Lord spake also unto me again, saying, Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son; now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: and he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. 10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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Isaías 8 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Sea Jehová vuestro temor

Me dijo Jehová: Toma una tabla grande, y escribe en ella con caracteres legibles tocante a Maher-salal-hasbaz.[a]

Y junté conmigo por testigos fieles al sacerdote Urías y a Zacarías hijo de Jeberequías.

Y me llegué a la profetisa, la cual concibió, y dio a luz un hijo. Y me dijo Jehová: Ponle por nombre Maher-salal-hasbaz.

Porque antes que el niño sepa decir: Padre mío, y Madre mía, será quitada la riqueza de Damasco y los despojos de Samaria delante del rey de Asiria.

Otra vez volvió Jehová a hablarme, diciendo:

Por cuanto desechó este pueblo las aguas de Siloé, que corren mansamente, y se regocijó con Rezín y con el hijo de Remalías;

he aquí, por tanto, que el Señor hace subir sobre ellos aguas de ríos, impetuosas y muchas, esto es, al rey de Asiria con todo su poder; el cual subirá sobre todos sus ríos, y pasará sobre todas sus riberas;

y pasando hasta Judá, inundará y pasará adelante, y llegará hasta la garganta; y extendiendo sus alas, llenará la anchura de tu tierra, oh Emanuel.

Reuníos, pueblos, y seréis quebrantados; oíd, todos los que sois de lejanas tierras; ceñíos, y seréis quebrantados; disponeos, y seréis quebrantados.

10 Tomad consejo, y será anulado; proferid palabra, y no será firme, porque Dios está con nosotros.

11 Porque Jehová me dijo de esta manera con mano fuerte, y me enseñó que no caminase por el camino de este pueblo, diciendo:

12 No llaméis conspiración a todas las cosas que este pueblo llama conspiración; ni temáis lo que ellos temen, ni tengáis miedo.

13 A Jehová de los ejércitos, a él santificad; sea él vuestro temor, y él sea vuestro miedo.

14 Entonces él será por santuario; pero a las dos casas de Israel, por piedra para tropezar, y por tropezadero para caer, y por lazo y por red al morador de Jerusalén.

15 Y muchos tropezarán entre ellos, y caerán, y serán quebrantados; y se enredarán y serán apresados.

16 Ata el testimonio, sella la ley entre mis discípulos.

17 Esperaré, pues, a Jehová, el cual escondió su rostro de la casa de Jacob, y en él confiaré.

18 He aquí, yo y los hijos que me dio Jehová somos por señales y presagios en Israel, de parte de Jehová de los ejércitos, que mora en el monte de Sion.

19 Y si os dijeren: Preguntad a los encantadores y a los adivinos, que susurran hablando, responded: ¿No consultará el pueblo a su Dios? ¿Consultará a los muertos por los vivos?

20 !!A la ley y al testimonio! Si no dijeren conforme a esto, es porque no les ha amanecido.

21 Y pasarán por la tierra fatigados y hambrientos, y acontecerá que teniendo hambre, se enojarán y maldecirán a su rey y a su Dios, levantando el rostro en alto.

22 Y mirarán a la tierra, y he aquí tribulación y tinieblas, oscuridad y angustia; y serán sumidos en las tinieblas.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaías 8:1 Esto es, El despojo se apresura, la presa se precipita.
Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Versión Reina-Valera 1960 © Sociedades Bíblicas en América Latina, 1960. Renovado © Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas, 1988.

Isaiah 8 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Coming Assyrian Invasion

Moreover the Lord said to me, Take for yourself a large book and write in it with a man’s pen: “Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey.”[a] I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberekiah. So I went in to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, Call his name Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.[b] For before the child knows how to cry “My father” and “My mother,” the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

The Lord spoke to me again, saying:

Because this people refuses
    the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
and rejoices in Rezin
    and the son of Remaliah,
now therefore the Lord certainly is about to bring upon them
    the strong and plentiful waters of the River,[c]
    even the king of Assyria and all his glory;
and he shall come up over all his channels
    and go over all his banks.
And he shall pass through Judah, he shall overflow and go over,
    he shall reach even to the neck,
and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of your land,
    O Immanuel.

Be broken, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces.
    And give ear, all you from far countries.
Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces;
    gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together, but it shall come to nothing;
    speak the word, but it shall not stand
    for God is with us.

Fear God

11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

12 You should not say, “It is a conspiracy,”
    concerning all that this people calls a conspiracy,
neither fear their threats
    nor be afraid of them.
13 Sanctify the Lord of Hosts Himself,
    and let Him be your fear,
    and let Him be your dread.
14 He shall become a sanctuary,
    but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
to both the houses of Israel,
    and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 Many among them shall stumble
    and fall and be broken
    and be snared and be taken.

16 Bind up the testimony;
    seal the law among My disciples.
17 I will wait on the Lord,
    who hides His face from the house of Jacob,
and I will eagerly look for Him.

18 See, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts who dwells in Mount Zion.

19 When they say to you, “Seek after the mediums and the wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek after their God? Should they consult the dead for the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony; if they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 They shall pass through the land hard-pressed and hungry; when they are hungry, they shall be furious and curse their king and their God as they look upward. 22 Then they shall look to the earth and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish. And they shall be driven away into darkness.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 See v. 3.
  2. Isaiah 8:3 See v. 1.
  3. Isaiah 8:7 Euphrates River.
Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

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