Isaiah - Chapter 8
1 Yahweh said to me, 'Take a large tablet and on it with an ordinary stylus write, "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz".
3 I then had intercourse with the prophetess, who then conceived and gave birth to a son. Yahweh said to me, 'Call him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz,
11 For this was how Yahweh spoke to me when his hand seized hold of me and he taught me not to follow the path of this people, saying,
14 He will be a sanctuary, a stumbling-stone, a rock to trip up the two Houses of Israel; a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
15 over which many of them will stumble, fall and be broken, be ensnared and made captive.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the instruction in the heart of my disciples.'
22 then down to earth, there will be only anguish, gloom, the confusion of night, swirling darkness.
23 For is not everything dark as night for a country in distress? As the past humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, so the future will glorify the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, the territory of the nations.
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