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Isaiah 8 (WEBP)

[1] Yahweh said to me, “Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man’s pen, ‘For Maher Shalal Hash Baz’;°
[2] and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.”
[3] I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then Yahweh said to me, “Call his name ‘Maher Shalal Hash Baz.’
[4] For before the child knows how to say, ‘My father’ and ‘My mother,’ the riches of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria.”
[5] Yahweh spoke to me yet again, saying,
[6] “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son;
[7] now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River: the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks.
[8] It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through. It will reach even to the neck. The stretching out of its wings will fill the width of your land, O Immanuel.
[9] Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered!
[10] Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand, for God is with us.”
[11] For Yahweh spoke this to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
[12] “Don’t call a conspiracy all that this people call a conspiracy. Don’t fear their threats or be terrorized.
[13] Yahweh of Armies is who you must respect as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread.
[14] He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a stumbling stone and a rock that makes them fall. For the people of Jerusalem, he will be a trap and a snare.
[15] Many will stumble over it, fall, be broken, be snared, and be captured.”
[16] Wrap up the covenant. Seal the law among my disciples.
[17] I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
[18] Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion.
[19] When they tell you, “Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter,” shouldn’t a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
[20] Turn to the law and to the covenant! If they don’t speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
[21] They will pass through it, very distressed and hungry. It will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse their king and their God. They will turn their faces upward,
[22] then look to the earth and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.

Isaiah 8:1 “Maher Shalal Hash Baz” means “quick to the plunder, swift to the prey”.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Isaiah 8 (KJVS)

[1] Moreover the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto me, Take H3947 (8798) thee a great H1419 roll H1549, and write H3789 (8798) in it with a man’s H582 pen H2747 concerning Mahershalalhashbaz H4122.
[2] And I took H5749 unto me faithful H539 (8737) witnesses H5707 to record H5749 (8686), Uriah H223 the priest H3548, and Zechariah H2148 the son H1121 of Jeberechiah H3000.
[3] And I went H7126 (8799) unto the prophetess H5031; and she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121. Then said H559 (8799) the LORD H3068 to me, Call H7121 (8798) his name H8034 Mahershalalhashbaz H4122.
[4] For before the child H5288 shall have knowledge H3045 (8799) to cry H7121 (8800), My father H1, and my mother H517, the riches H2428 of Damascus H1834 and the spoil H7998 of Samaria H8111 shall be taken away H5375 (8799) before H6440 the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[5] The LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8763) also unto me again H3254 (8686), saying H559 (8800),
[6] Forasmuch H3282 as this people H5971 refuseth H3988 (8804) the waters H4325 of Shiloah H7975 that go H1980 (8802) softly H328, and rejoice H4885 in Rezin H7526 and Remaliah’s H7425 son H1121;
[7] Now therefore, behold, the Lord H136 bringeth up H5927 (8688) upon them the waters H4325 of the river H5104, strong H6099 and many H7227, [even] the king H4428 of Assyria H804, and all his glory H3519: and he shall come up H5927 (8804) over all his channels H650, and go over H1980 (8804) all his banks H1415:
[8] And he shall pass H2498 (8804) through Judah H3063; he shall overflow H7857 (8804) and go over H5674 (8804), he shall reach H5060 (8686) [even] to the neck H6677; and the stretching out H4298 of his wings H3671 shall fill H4393 the breadth H7341 of thy land H776, O Immanuel H6005 H410.
[9] Associate H7489 (8798) yourselves, O ye people H5971, and ye shall be broken in pieces H2865 (8798); and give ear H238 (8685), all H3605 ye of far H4801 countries H776: gird H247 (8690) yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces H2865 (8798); gird H247 (8690) yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces H2865 (8798).
[10] Take H5779 counsel H6098 together H5779 (8798), and it shall come to nought H6565 (8714); speak H1696 (8761) the word H1697, and it shall not stand H6965 (8799): for God H410 [is] with us.
[11] For the LORD H3068 spake H559 (8804) thus to me with a strong H2393 hand H3027, and instructed H3256 (8765) me that I should not walk H3212 (8800) in the way H1870 of this people H5971, saying H559 (8800),
[12] Say H559 (8799) ye not, A confederacy H7195, to all [them to] whom this people H5971 shall say H559 (8799), A confederacy H7195; neither fear H3372 (8799) ye their fear H4172, nor be afraid H6206 (8686).
[13] Sanctify H6942 (8686) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 himself; and [let] him [be] your fear H4172, and [let] him [be] your dread H6206 (8688).
[14] And he shall be for a sanctuary H4720; but for a stone H68 of stumbling H5063 and for a rock H6697 of offence H4383 to both H8147 the houses H1004 of Israel H3478, for a gin H6341 and for a snare H4170 to the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Jerusalem H3389.
[15] And many H7227 among them shall stumble H3782 (8804), and fall H5307 (8804), and be broken H7665 (8738), and be snared H3369 (8738), and be taken H3920 (8738).
[16] Bind up H6887 (8798) the testimony H8584, seal H2856 (8798) the law H8451 among my disciples H3928.
[17] And I will wait H2442 (8765) upon the LORD H3068, that hideth H5641 (8688) his face H6440 from the house H1004 of Jacob H3290, and I will look H6960 (8765) for him.
[18] Behold, I and the children H3206 whom the LORD H3068 hath given H5414 (8804) me [are] for signs H226 and for wonders H4159 in Israel H3478 from the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, which dwelleth H7931 (8802) in mount H2022 Zion H6726.
[19] And when they shall say H559 (8799) unto you, Seek H1875 (8798) unto them that have familiar spirits H178, and unto wizards H3049 that peep H6850 (8772), and that mutter H1897 (8688): should not a people H5971 seek H1875 (8799) unto their God H430? for the living H2416 to the dead H4191 (8801)?
[20] To the law H8451 and to the testimony H8584: if they speak H559 (8799) not according to this word H1697, [it is] because [there is] no light H7837 in them.
[21] And they shall pass H5674 (8804) through it, hardly bestead H7185 (8737) and hungry H7457: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry H7456 (8799), they shall fret H7107 (8694) themselves, and curse H7043 (8765) their king H4428 and their God H430, and look H6437 (8804) upward H4605.
[22] And they shall look H5027 (8686) unto the earth H776; and behold trouble H6869 and darkness H2825, dimness H4588 of anguish H6695; and [they shall be] driven H5080 (8794) to darkness H653.

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 8 (YLT)

[1] And Jehovah saith unto me, ‘Take to thee a great tablet, and write upon it with a graving tool of man, To haste spoil, enjoy prey.’
[2] And I cause faithful witnesses to testify to me, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah.
[3] And I draw near unto the prophetess, and she conceiveth, and beareth a son; and Jehovah saith unto me, ‘Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz,
[4] for before the youth doth know to cry, My father, and My mother, one taketh away the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria, before the king of Asshur.’
[5] And Jehovah addeth to speak unto me again, saying:
[6] ‘Because that this people hath refused The waters of Shiloah that go softly, And is rejoicing with Rezin and the son of Remaliah,
[7] Therefore, lo, the Lord is bringing up on them, The waters of the river, the mighty and the great, (The king of Asshur, and all his glory,) And it hath gone up over all its streams, And hath gone on over all its banks.
[8] And it hath passed on into Judah, It hath overflown and passed over, Unto the neck it cometh, And the stretching out of its wings Hath been the fulness of the breadth of thy land, O Emmanu-El!
[9] Be friends, O nations, and be broken, And give ear, all ye far off ones of earth, Gird yourselves, and be broken, Gird yourselves, and be broken.
[10] Take counsel, and it is broken, Speak a word, and it doth not stand, Because of Emmanu-El!’
[11] For thus hath Jehovah spoken unto me with strength of hand, and instructeth me against walking in the way of this people, saying,
[12] ‘Ye do not say, A confederacy, To all to whom this people saith, A confederacy, And its fear ye do not fear, Nor declare fearful.
[13] Jehovah of Hosts-Him ye do sanctify, And He is your Fear, and He your Dread,
[14] And He hath been for a sanctuary, And for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of falling, To the two houses of Israel, For a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
[15] And many among them have stumbled and fallen, And been broken, and snared, and captured.
[16] Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among My disciples.
[17] And I have waited for Jehovah, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, And I have looked for Him.
[18] Lo, I, and the children whom Jehovah hath given to me, Are for signs and for wonders in Israel, From Jehovah of Hosts, who is dwelling in Mount Zion.
[19] And when they say unto you, ‘Seek unto those having familiar spirits, And unto wizards, who chatter and mutter, Doth not a people seek unto its God? -For the living unto the dead!
[20] To the law and to the testimony! If not, let them say after this manner, ‘That there is no dawn to it.’
[21] -And it hath passed over into it, hardened and hungry, And it hath come to pass, That it is hungry, and hath been wroth, And made light of its king, and of its God, And hath looked upwards.
[22] And unto the land it looketh attentively, And lo, adversity and darkness! -Dimness, distress, and thick darkness is driven away, But not the dimness for which she is in distress!