Before the boy knows1 how to say 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus2 and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.3"
The LORD spoke to me again:
"Because this people has rejected4 the gently flowing waters of Shiloah5 and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,67
therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters7 of the Rivera-- the king of Assyria8 with all his pomp.9 It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks108
and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,11 passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings12 will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuelb !"139
Raise the war cry,c14 you nations, and be shattered!15 Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare16 for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered!
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted;17 propose your plan, but it will not stand,18 for God is with us.d19
The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me,20 warning me not to follow21 the way of this people. He said:
"Do not call conspiracy22 everything that these people call conspiracye; do not fear what they fear,23 and do not dread it.2413
The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,25 he is the one you are to fear,26 he is the one you are to dread,2714
and he will be a sanctuary;28 but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone29 that causes men to stumble30 and a rock that makes them fall.31 And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.32