Isaiah 8 ©

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


MOREOVER the LORD said unto me, aTake thee a great *roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning 1Maher-shalal-hash-baz.


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


And I 2went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, cCall his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.


dFor before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, 3the riches of eDamascus and the spoil of fSamaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

e ch. 7.8.
f ch. 7.9.

¶The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,


*Forasmuch as this people grefuseth the waters of hShiloah that go softly, and irejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

i ch. 7.1,2,4,6.

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.


nAssociate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: *gird yourselves, 5and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.


oTake counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: pfor God is with us.


¶For the LORD spake thus to me 6with a strong hand, and qinstructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,


rSay ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; sneither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.


tSanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your ufear, and let him be your dread.


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.


And ymany among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.


zBind up the atestimony, bseal the law among cmy disciples.

b Re. 5.1,5.

And I will dwait upon the LORD, that ehideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.


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?


lTo the law and to the testimony: mif they speak not according to this word, it is because there is 7no light in them.


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.


pAnd they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, qdimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

q ch. 9.1.