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,