The LORD said to me, "Take a large tablet, and write on it in ordinary letters,a For Maher-shalal-hash-baz.b2
Summon trusted people, Uriah the priest and Zechariah, Jeberechiah's son, to witness it."
I then had sex with the prophetess, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Then the LORD said to me, "Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
Before the boy knows how to say ‘my father' and ‘my mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."
The LORD spoke again to me:
Since this people has rejected the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and instead rejoices overc Rezin, Remaliah's son—
therefore, look, the Lord is raising up against them the powerful floodwaters of the Euphrates, the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will rise up over all its channels, overflowing all its banks,
and sweep into Judah, flooding, overflowing, and reaching up to the neck. But God is with us;d the span of his wings will cover the width of the land.