Bible: Isaiah 8:1-8

A Sign-Child is Born

8:1 The Lord told me, “Take a large tablet 1  and inscribe these words 2  on it with an ordinary stylus: 3  ‘Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.’ 4  8:2 Then I will summon 5  as my reliable witnesses Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah.” 8:3 I then had sexual relations with the prophetess; she conceived and gave birth to a son. The Lord told me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, 8:4 for before the child knows how to cry out, ‘My fatheror ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria 6  will be carried off by the king of Assyria.” 7 

8:5 The Lord spoke to me again: 8:6 These people 8  have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah 9  and melt in fear over Rezin and the son of Remaliah. 10  8:7 So look, the sovereign master 11  is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River 12 the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks. 13  8:8 It will spill into Judah, flooding and engulfing, as it reaches to the necks of its victims. He will spread his wings out over your entire land, 14  O Immanuel.” 15 

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