Then the LORD said to me, "Take a large tablet 1and write on it in common characters,a'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'b2
And 2I will get reliable witnesses, 3Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me."
And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, 4"Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz;
45for before the boy knows how to cry 'My father' or 'My mother,' the 6wealth of 7Damascus and the spoil of 8Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."
The LORD spoke to me again:
"Because this people has refused the waters of 9Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over 10Rezin and the son of Remaliah,
therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them 11the waters of 12the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it 13will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks,
and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, 14reaching even to the neck, and its 15outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, 16O Immanuel."
Be broken,c you peoples, and 17be shattered;d give ear, all you far countries; strap on your armor and be shattered; strap on your armor and be shattered.
Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak a word, 18but it will not stand, for God 19is with us.e