The Coming Assyrian Invasion

Isaiah 8

1 Moreover the LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll, and a write on it with a man's pen concerning 1 MaherShal'al-Hash-Baz. 2 2 "And I will take for Myself faithful witnesses to record, b Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

3 Then I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, "Call his name MaherShal'al-Hash-Baz; 4 c "for before the child 3 shall have knowledge to cry 'My father' and 'My mother,' d the riches of Damascus and the 4 spoil of Samaria will be taken away before the king of Assyria."

5 The LORD also spoke to me again, saying: 6 "Inasmuch as these people refused
The waters of e Shiloah that flow softly,
And rejoice f in Rezin and in Remaliah's son;
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them
The waters of 5 the River, 6 strong and mighty -
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
He will 7 go up over all his channels
And go over all his banks.
8 He will pass through Judah,
He will overflow and pass over,
g He will reach up to the neck;
And the stretching out of his wings
Will 8 fill the breadth of Your land, O h Immanuel. 9 10

9 "Be i shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces!
Give ear, all you from far countries.
Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces;
Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces.
10 j Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
Speak the word, k but it will not stand,
l For 11 God is with us."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:8
    Now go, write it before them on a tablet, And note it on a scroll, That it may be for time to come, Forever and ever:
    Habakkuk 2:2
    Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 16:10
    Now King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the design of the altar and its pattern, according to all its workmanship.
  3. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:6
    In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
    Isaiah 7:16
    For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings.
  4. Cross References
    2 Kings 15:29
    In the days of Pekah king of Israel, TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
  5. Cross References
    John 9:7
    And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:1
    Now it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to make war against it, but could not prevail against it.
    Isaiah 7:2
    And it was told to the house of David, saying, "Syria's forces are deployed in Ephraim." So his heart and the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the woods are moved with the wind.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:28
    His breath is like an overflowing stream, Which reaches up to the neck, To sift the nations with the sieve of futility; And there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, Causing them to err.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
    Matthew 1:23
    "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
  9. Cross References
    Joel 3:9
    Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:7
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass.
    Acts 5:38
    And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
  12. Cross References
    Romans 8:31
    What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Next Book Next Book