The Coming Assyrian Invasion

Isaiah 8

1 Moreover the LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll, and a write on it with a man's pen concerning 1 MaherShal'al-Hash-Baz. 2 2 "And I will take for Myself faithful witnesses to record, b Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

3 Then I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, "Call his name MaherShal'al-Hash-Baz; 4 c "for before the child 3 shall have knowledge to cry 'My father' and 'My mother,' d the riches of Damascus and the 4 spoil of Samaria will be taken away before the king of Assyria."

5 The LORD also spoke to me again, saying: 6 "Inasmuch as these people refused
The waters of e Shiloah that flow softly,
And rejoice f in Rezin and in Remaliah's son;
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them
The waters of 5 the River, 6 strong and mighty -
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
He will 7 go up over all his channels
And go over all his banks.
8 He will pass through Judah,
He will overflow and pass over,
g He will reach up to the neck;
And the stretching out of his wings
Will 8 fill the breadth of Your land, O h Immanuel. 9 10

9 "Be i 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 j Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
Speak the word, k but it will not stand,
l For 11 God is with us."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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