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Isaiah 8:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 And I will call in Uriah1 the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses2 for me." 3 Then I went to the prophetess,3 and she conceived and gave birth to a son.4 And the LORD said to me, "Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.5 4 Before the boy knows6 how to say 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus7 and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.8" 5 The LORD spoke to me again: 6 "Because this people has rejected9 the gently flowing waters of Shiloah10 and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,11 7 therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters12 of the Rivera-- the king of Assyria13 with all his pomp.14 It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks15 8 and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,16 passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings17 will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuelb !"18 9 Raise the war cry,c19 you nations, and be shattered!20 Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare21 for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered! 10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted;22 propose your plan, but it will not stand,23 for God is with us.d24

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11 The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me,25 warning me not to follow26 the way of this people. He said: 12 "Do not call conspiracy27 everything that these people call conspiracye; do not fear what they fear,28 and do not dread it.29
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