Isaiah 8:1-8 NIV

Assyria, the LORD's Instrument

1 The LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll1 and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.a2

References for Isaiah 8:1

    • a 8:1 - "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz" means "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil "; also in verse 3.
      2 And I will call in Uriah3 the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses4 for me."

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      3 Then I went to the prophetess,5 and she conceived and gave birth to a son.6 And the LORD said to me, "Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.7

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          4 Before the boy knows8 how to say 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus9 and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.10"

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          5 The LORD spoke to me again:
          6 "Because this people has rejected11 the gently flowing waters of Shiloah12 and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,13

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          7 therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters14 of the Riverb-- the king of Assyria15 with all his pomp.16 It will overflow all its channels, run over all its banks17

          References for Isaiah 8:7

            • b 8:7 - That is, the Euphrates
              8 and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,18 passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings19 will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuelc !"20

              References for Isaiah 8:8

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