Isaiah 8:1-8 NIV

Isaiah and His Children as Signs

1 The LORD said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.”a

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    • t 8:1 - "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz" means "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil" ; also in verse 3.
      2 So I called in Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses for me.

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      3 Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the LORD said to me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.

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          4 For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.”

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          5 The LORD spoke to me again:
          6 “Because this people has rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,

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          7 therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters of the Euphrates— the king of Assyria with all his pomp. It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks

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          8 and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, Immanuelb !”

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            • u 8:8 - "Immanuel" means "God with us."