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Isaiah 8:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters1 of the Rivera-- the king of Assyria2 with all his pomp.3 It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks4 8 and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,5 passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings6 will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuelb !"7 9 Raise the war cry,c8 you nations, and be shattered!9 Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare10 for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered! 10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted;11 propose your plan, but it will not stand,12 for God is with us.d13

Fear God

11 The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me,14 warning me not to follow15 the way of this people. He said: 12 "Do not call conspiracy16 everything that these people call conspiracye; do not fear what they fear,17 and do not dread it.18 13 The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,19 he is the one you are to fear,20 he is the one you are to dread,21 14 and he will be a sanctuary;22 but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone23 that causes men to stumble24 and a rock that makes them fall.25 And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.26 15 Many of them will stumble;27 they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured." 16 Bind up the testimony28 and seal29 up the law among my disciples. 17 I will wait30 for the LORD, who is hiding31 his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.32
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