Then the LORDsaid to me, "Take for yourself a largetablet and 1write on it ain ordinaryletters : b2Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey.
"And cI will take to Myself faithfulwitnesses for testimony, 3Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."
So I approached the prophetess, and she conceived and gavebirth to a son. Then the LORDsaid to me, "Name him d4Maher-shalal-hash-baz ;
for 5before the boyknows how to cry out 'My father ' or 'My mother,' the wealth of 6Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."
5Again the LORDspoke to me further, saying,
6"Inasmuch as thesepeople have 7rejected the gentlyflowingwaters of Shiloah And rejoice in 8Rezin and the son of Remaliah ;
"Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the 9strong and abundantwaters of the e10Euphrates, Even the 11king of Assyria and all his glory ; And it will 12rise up overall its channels and gooverall its banks.
"Then 13it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and passthrough, It will 14reacheven to the neck ; And the spread of its wings will ffill the breadth of gyour land, O 15Immanuel.