Isaiah 8 ©
Isaiah prophesieth under a type the spoiling of Syria and Israel by the king of Assyria; and that Judah also shall be overrun by him. God's purposes irresistible. Comfort shall be to them that fear God, and trust in him; but mischief to idolaters.
¶The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
Now therefore, behold, jthe 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 khe shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the 4stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy lland, mO Immanuel.
And he shall be for va sanctuary; but for a wstone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, xfor a *gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
fBehold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for gsigns and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
¶And when hthey shall say unto you, Seek unto ithem that have *familiar spirits, and unto wizards that *peep, and that mutter: jshould not a people seek unto their God? for the living to kthe dead?
And nthey shall pass through it, *hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall o*fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.