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Isaiah

Isaiah's son - a sign to the people.  Is.8.1-4

1Then Yahweh said to me, "Take a large tablet and write upon it in common characters, 'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.' " 2And I got reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me. 3And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then Yahweh said to me, "Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; 4for before the child knows how to cry 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."

The king of Assyria is coming  Is.8.5-10

5Yahweh spoke to me again: 6"Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and melt in fear before Rezin and the son of Remaliah; 7therefore, behold, Yahweh is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory; and it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks; 8and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck; and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel."

9Be broken, you peoples, and be dismayed;
give ear, all you far countries;
gird yourselves and be dismayed;
gird yourselves and be dismayed.
10Take counsel together, but it will come to nought;
speak a word, but it will not stand,
for God is with us.

11For Yahweh spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying:

The LORD warns Isaiah.  Is.8.11-15

12"Do not call conspiracy all that this people call conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13But Yahweh of hosts, him you shall regard as holy; let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14And he will become a sanctuary, and a stone of offence, and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15And many shall stumble thereon; they shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken."

Warning against consulting fortune-tellers & mediums.  Is.8.16-20

16Bind up the testimony, seal the teaching among my disciples. 17I will wait for Yahweh, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. 18Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are signs and portents in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.

19And when they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the wizards who chirp and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20To the teaching and to the testimony! Surely for this word which they speak there is no dawn.

A time of trouble.  Is.8.21-9.1

21They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry; and when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will curse their king and their God, and turn their faces upward; 22and they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be thrust into thick darkness.


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