plunder speedeth; spoil hasteth, ( Isaiah 8:1-3 ; Compare Zephaniah 1:14 ), a name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters on a tablet, and afterwards to give as a symbolical name to a son that was to be born to him ( Isaiah 8:1 Isaiah 8:3 ), as denoting the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the Assyrian army.
making speed to the spoil; he hastens to the prey
(i.e. hasten-booty speedspoil ), whose name was given by divine direction to indicate that Damascus and Samaria were soon to be plundered by the king of Assyria. ( Jeremiah 8:14 )