be many

in it shall be

touched my mouth with it, and said, Lo, this

hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is 8 taken away, and thy sin "purged. And I heard 'Or, expiated

the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I
send, and who will go for us? Then I said,

9 Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and
tell this people, Hear ye 'indeed, but under- ? Or,

continually stand not; and see ye 'indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make

their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they
see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,

and understand with their heart, and turn again, Or, their 11 and be healed.

Then said I, Lord, how long? heart should And he answered, Until cities be waste without

inhabitant, and houses without man, and the 12 land become utterly waste, and the Lord have

removed men far away, and the forsaken places 13

in the midst of the land. “And if there . Or, But yet be yet a tenth in it, it shall again be eaten up: a tenth, and as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose 'stock re- it shall return, maineth, when they are felled; so the holy seed eaten up is the stock thereof.

& Or, whose 7 I And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the substance is

son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, 7 Or, substance that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son : Or, cast their of Remaliah, king of Israel

, went up to Jerusa- leaves lem to war against it; but could not prevail 2 against it. And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria 'is confederate with Ephraim. Heb, resteth

on Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest are moved with the wind.

Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and "Shear-jashub . That is, -

10 A thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper return. 4 pool, in the high way of the fuller's field; and say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither let thine heart be faint, because of

and shall be

6 Or, burnt

in them




remnant shall

these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the
fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son
of Remaliah. Because Syria hath counselled 5
evil against thee, Ephraim also, and the son of
Remaliah, saying, Let us go up against Judah, 6
and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for
us, and set up a king in the midst of it, even
the son of Tabeel: thus saith the Lord GOD, It
shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the 8
head of Damascus is Rezin: and within three-
score and five years shall Ephraim be broken
in pieces, that it be not a people: and the head 9
of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Sa-
maria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe,
surely ye shall not be established.

And the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 10 1 According to Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; 'ask it u some ancient either in the depth, or in the height above. But 12 authorities, make it deep Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt

the Lord. And he said, Hear ye now, O house 13 of David; is it a small thing for you to weary men, that ye will weary my God also? Therefore 14

the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, ? Or, the

*a 'virgin *shall conceive, and bear a son, and Or, maiden shall call his name "Immanuel. “Butter and 15 Or; is with honey shall he eat, 'when he knoweth to refuse

the evil, and choose the good. For before the 16 child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose

the good, the land whose two kings thou abhorOr, Curds 7 Or, that he rest shall be forsaken. The Lord shall bring 17

upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah ; even the king of Assyria.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that 18 the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for

unto Sheol.



• That is,
God is with us.


may know



19 the bee that is in the land of Assyria. And

they shall come, and shall rest all of them in
the 'desolate valleys, and in the holes of the ? Or, rugged
rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all'pastures. ? Or, bushes

In that day shall the Lord shave with a
razor that is hired, which is in the parts beyond
the River, even with the king of Assyria, the
head and the hair of the feet: and it shall also
consume the beard.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two 22 sheep; and it shall come to pass, for the abund

ance of milk that they shall give he shall eat
butter : for butter and honey shall every one

eat that is left in the midst of the land.
23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that

every place, where there were a thousand vines

at a thousand silverlings, shall even be for briers 24 and thorns. With arrows and with bow shall

one come thither; because all the land shall be 25 briers and thorns. And all the hills that were digged with the mattock, 'thou shalt not come 'Or, where

3 thither for fear of briers and thorns, but it shall new fracame be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the briers and

thorns, shall treading of sheep.

Or, there shall 8 1 And the LORD said unto me, Take thee a not come

great tablet, and write upon it with the pen of fear..but it 2 a man, For 'Maher-shalal-hash-baz; and I will shall be dic. take unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah Or, in

4 , the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberech- characters 3 iah. And I went unto the prophetess; and "That is,

The spoil she conceived, and bare a son.

Then said the speedeth, the LORD unto me, Call his name Maher-shalal- prey hasteth. hash-baz. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and, My mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be carried away before the king of Assyria.


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And the Lord spake unto me yet again, 5
saying, Forasmuch as this people hath refused 6
the waters of Shiloah that go softly, 'and rejoice
2 in Rezin and Remaliah's son; now therefore, 7
behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the
waters of the River, strong and many, even the
king of Assyria and all his glory: and he shall
come up over all his channels, and go over all
his banks: and he shall sweep onward into 8
Judah; he shall overflow and pass through; he
shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching

out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy 3 See ch. vii. land, 'O Immanuel.

*Make an uproar, O ye peoples, and ye shall 9 According to be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye

far countries : gird yourselves, and ye shall
be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye
shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel to- 10
gether, and it shall be brought to nought; speak
the word, and it shall not stand: for "God is
with us.

For the LORD spake thus to me 'with strength of a strong hand, and instructed me that I should

not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say 12 Ezek. iii. 14.

ye not, A conspiracy, concerning all whereof this
people shall say, A conspiracy; neither fear ye
their fear, nor be in dread thereof. The LORD 13
of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be
your fear, and let him be your dread. And he 14
shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the
houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to

the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And 'many shall 15 among them

stumble thereon, and fall, and be broken, and shall stumble, and fall đc.

be snared, and be taken. 8 Or, teaching

Bind thou up the testimony, seal the 'law 16
among my disciples. And I will wait for the 17
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the children whom the LORD hath given me
are for signs and for wonders in Israel from
the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto
them that have familiar spirits and unto the
wizards, that chirp and that mutter : should not

a people seek unto their God ? on behalf of the 20 living should they seek unto the dead? To the ? Or, teaching

·law and to the testimony! 'if they speak not . Or, surely

according to this word, surely there is no this word shall 21 morning for them. And they shall pass through the premiere for

speak, it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall no morning come to pass that, when they shall be hungry, Or, curse

their king and they shall fret themselves, and 'curse by their their God

king and by their God, and turn their faces Or, and thick 22 upward : and they shall look unto the earth, be driven

and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of away; for anguish ; ‘and 'into thick darkness they shall be buor

, in 9 1 driven away. But there shall be no gloom [Ch. viii. 23 in to her that was in anguish. In the former

Heb.) time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali

, but in the latter time hath he made it glorious, by the

7 Or, the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, 'Galilee of the 2 nations. The people that walked in darkness (Ch. ix. I in

have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the Heb.]

land of the shadow of death, upon them hath & Or, deep 3 the light shined. Thou hast multiplied the darkness

nation, 'thou hast increased their joy: they joy .Another

before thee according to the joy in harvest, as thou didst 4 men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For not increase

the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his

shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast 5 broken as in the day of Midian. For all the 10 Or, every

armour of the armed man in the tumult, and boot of the

the garments rolled in blood, shall even be for 6 burning, for fuel of fire. For unto us a child is

5 Or

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the joy.

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