Then Jehovah said to me, Take a large tablet and awrite
on it in plain letters, For 1Maher
And I will take faithful witnesses, aUrijah
the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
And I went to the prophetess, and she 1conceived
and bore a son. And Jehovah said to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz,
this boy knows how to call, Father, and, Mother, they will carry off the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria before the king of Assyria.
Then Jehovah spoke further to me, saying,
Because these people have rejected
The gently flowing 1waters
, and exult
In Rezin and the son of Remaliah,
Now therefore the Lord is bringing up upon them
The mighty and abundant 1awaters
of the Euphrates,
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
And it will overflow all its channels,
And go over all its banks.
It will sweep through Judah; it will overflow and rise
Until it reaches the neck;
And the spreading out of its wings
Will fill the breadth of Your 1land
, O aImmanuel
Christ as Immanuel
Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered;
Hearken, all you distant places of the earth:
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered;
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.
, yet it will be frustrated;
Speak the word, yet it will not stand;
is with us.
For Jehovah spoke to me in this way with great force and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
You shall not call it
All that this people calls conspiracy;
And you shall not afear what they fear nor hold it
You shall asanctify
Jehovah of hosts;
He shall be the One to fear and He shall be the One to hold in awe.
Then He will become a 1asanctuary
, yet a bstone
to strike against
And a rock of cstumbling
To both houses of Israel,
A trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And many will stumble 1at
And will fall and be broken to pieces,
And will be snared and taken captive.
Bind up the 1testimony
; seal the instruction among my disciples;
And I will await
on Jehovah, who bhides
His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look eagerly for Him.
and the 1children
whom Jehovah has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from Jehovah of hosts, who abides on Mount Zion.
When they say to you, Inquire of the necromancers and the familiar spirits, who twitter and mutter; say to them
, Should not a people inquire of their God? Should they go to the dead on behalf of the living —
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because in them there is no dawn.
And they go through it hard-pressed and hungry; and when they are hungry, they rage and curse their king and their God. They turn their faces upward,
And they look to the earth, but, there is only
distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish and being thrust into darkness.