Isaiah 8

1Isaiah prophesieth under a type the spoiling of Syria and Israel by the king of Assyria; 5and that Judah also shall be overrun by him. 9God's purposes irresistible. 11Comfort shall be to them that fear God, and trust in him; but mischief to idolaters.

1 Moreover the Lord said unto me, 1Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning aMaher-shalal-hash-baz.

2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, 1Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

3 And I awent unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, 1Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

4 1For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, athe riches of 2Damascus and the spoil of 3Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

5 ¶ The Lord spake also unto me again, saying,

6 Forasmuch as this people 1refuseth the waters of 2Shiloah that go softly, and 3rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

7 Now therefore, behold, 1the 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:

8 And 1he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the astretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy 2land, 3O Immanuel.

91Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, aand ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

10 1Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: 2for God is with us.

11 ¶ For the Lord spake thus to me awith a strong hand, and 1instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

12 1Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; 2neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

13 1Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your 2fear, and let him be your dread.

14 And he shall be for 1a sanctuary; but for a 2stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, 3for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15 And 1many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

16 1Bind up the 2testimony, 3seal the law among 4my disciples.

17 And I will 1wait upon the Lord, that 2hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

18 1Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for 2signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

19 ¶ And when 1they shall say unto you, Seek unto 2them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: 3should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to 4the dead?

20 1To the law and to the testimony: 2if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is ano light in them.

21 And 1they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall 2fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

22 1And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, 2dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.