8 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great aroll, and bwrite in it with ca man’s pen concerning †Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, dUriah the priest, and eZechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 And I †went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 4 fFor before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, ||fthe riches of gDamascus and the spoil of hSamaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of iShiloah that go softly,
And rejoice in kRezin and Remaliah’s son;
Even mthe king of Assyria, and all his glory:
And he shall come up over all his channels,
And go over all his banks:
He shall reach even nto the neck;
And give ear, all ye of far countries:
Gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces;
Gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Speak the word, and yit shall not stand:
11 For the Lord spake thus to me †with a strong hand,
And instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, aA confederacy,
To all them to whom this people shall say, aA confederacy;
bNeither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13 cSanctify the Lord of hosts himself;
And dlet him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And ehe shall be for a sanctuary;
But for fa stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel,
15 And many among them shall stumble, and hfall, and be broken,
And be snared, and be taken.
17 And I will lwait upon the Lord,
That mhideth his face from the house of Jacob,
And I will nlook for him.
From the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto sthem that have familiar spirits,
vShould not a people seek unto their God?
For the living to wthe dead?
20 xTo the law and to the testimony:
yIf they speak not according to this word,
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and ahungry:
And it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves,
And bcurse their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And cthey shall look unto the earth;
And they shall be driven to darkness.
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