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Isaiah 8:10-20 (New International Version)

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10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted;1 propose your plan, but it will not stand,2 for God is with us.a3

Fear God

11 The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me,4 warning me not to follow5 the way of this people. He said: 12 "Do not call conspiracy6 everything that these people call conspiracyb; do not fear what they fear,7 and do not dread it.8 13 The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,9 he is the one you are to fear,10 he is the one you are to dread,11 14 and he will be a sanctuary;12 but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone13 that causes men to stumble14 and a rock that makes them fall.15 And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.16 15 Many of them will stumble;17 they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured." 16 Bind up the testimony18 and seal19 up the law among my disciples. 17 I will wait20 for the LORD, who is hiding21 his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.22 18 Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me.23 We are signs24 and symbols25 in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.26 19 When men tell you to consult27 mediums and spiritists,28 who whisper and mutter,29 should not a people inquire30 of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law31 and to the testimony!32 If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light33 of dawn.
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