8:1 And Yahweh said to me, Take for yourself a great tablet, and write on it with the pen of common man, For Maher-shalal-hash-baz;
8:2 and I will take to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
8:3 And I went to the prophetess; and she became pregnant, and gave birth to a son. Then Yahweh said to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
8:4 For before the child will have knowledge to cry, My father, and, My mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.
8:5 And Yahweh spoke to me yet again, saying,
8:6 Since this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
8:7 now therefore, look, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the River, strong and many, [even] the king of Assyria and all his glory: and it will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks;
8:8 and it will sweep onward into Judah; it will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the width of your land, O Immanuel.
8:9 Make an uproar, O you+ peoples, and be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you+ of far countries: gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces.
8:10 Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us.
8:11 For Yahweh spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and he turned me away [so as] not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
8:12 Don't say+, A conspiracy, concerning all of which this people will say, A conspiracy; neither be+ afraid of their fear, nor be in dread [of it].
8:13 Yahweh of hosts, you+ will sanctify him; and let him be your+ fear, and let him be your+ dread.
8:14 And he will be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
8:15 And many will stumble on it, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
8:17 And I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
8:18 Look, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, who stays in mount Zion.
8:19 And when they will say to you+, Seek to the spiritists and to the wizards, who chirp and who mutter: should not a people seek to their God? On behalf of the living [should they seek] to the dead?
8:20 To the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
8:21 And they will pass through it, very distressed and hungry; and it will come to pass that, when they will be hungry, they will fret themselves, and curse by their king and by their God, and turn their faces upward:
8:22 and they will look to the earth, and see distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness [they will be] driven away.
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