Isaiah 8:11-22 NIV

Fear God

11 The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me,1 warning me not to follow2 the way of this people. He said:

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12 "Do not call conspiracy3 everything that these people call conspiracya; do not fear what they fear,4 and do not dread it.5

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    • f 8:12 - Or "Do not call for a treaty / every time these people call for a treaty"
      13 The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,6 he is the one you are to fear,7 he is the one you are to dread,8

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      14 and he will be a sanctuary;9 but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone10 that causes men to stumble11 and a rock that makes them fall.12 And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.13

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      15 Many of them will stumble;14 they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured."

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      16 Bind up the testimony15 and seal16 up the law among my disciples.

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      17 I will wait17 for the LORD, who is hiding18 his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.19

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      18 Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me.20 We are signs21 and symbols22 in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.23

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      19 When men tell you to consult24 mediums and spiritists,25 who whisper and mutter,26 should not a people inquire27 of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

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      20 To the law28 and to the testimony!29 If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light30 of dawn.

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      21 Distressed and hungry,31 they will roam through the land;32 when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse33 their king and their God.

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      22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom,34 and they will be thrust into utter darkness.35

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