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Isaiah 8:1-10 World English Bible (WEB)

Yahweh said to me, “Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man’s pen, ‘For Maher Shalal Hash Baz’;[a] and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.”

I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then Yahweh said to me, “Call his name ‘Maher Shalal Hash Baz.’ For before the child knows how to say, ‘My father,’ and, ‘My mother,’ the riches of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria.”

Yahweh spoke to me yet again, saying, “Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son; now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River: the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks. It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the width of your land, Immanuel. Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered! 10 Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 “Maher Shalal Hash Baz” means “quick to the plunder, swift to the prey”.
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Isaiah 8:1-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Damascus and Samaria Fall

Then the Lord said to me, “Take for yourself a large tablet and write on it [a]in ordinary letters: [b]Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey. And [c]I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.” So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him [d]Maher-shalal-hash-baz; for before the boy knows how to cry out ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”

Again the Lord spoke to me further, saying,

“Inasmuch as these people have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
And rejoice in Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
“Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the [e]Euphrates,
Even the king of Assyria and all his glory;
And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.
“Then it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through,
It will reach even to the neck;
And the spread of its wings will [f]fill the breadth of [g]your land, O Immanuel.

A Believing Remnant

Be broken, O peoples, and be [h]shattered;
And give ear, all remote places of the earth.
Gird yourselves, yet be [i]shattered;
Gird yourselves, yet be [j]shattered.
10 Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted;
State a [k]proposal, but it will not stand,
For [l]God is with us.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 Lit with the stylus of man
  2. Isaiah 8:1 Heb Maher-shalal-hash-baz
  3. Isaiah 8:2 Another reading is take for me
  4. Isaiah 8:3 I.e. swift is the booty, speedy is the prey
  5. Isaiah 8:7 Lit River
  6. Isaiah 8:8 Lit be the fullness of
  7. Isaiah 8:8 Or Your
  8. Isaiah 8:9 Or dismayed
  9. Isaiah 8:9 Or dismayed
  10. Isaiah 8:9 Or dismayed
  11. Isaiah 8:10 Lit word
  12. Isaiah 8:10 Heb Immanu-el
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