Fear God, Wait for the Lord

Isaiah 8

11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with 1 a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 "Do not say, 'A conspiracy,'
Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy,
Nor be afraid of their 2 threats, nor be 3 troubled.
13 The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
Let Him be your fear,
And let Him be your dread.
14 m He will be as a 4 sanctuary,
But n a stone of stumbling and a rock of 5 offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall o stumble;
They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and 6 taken."

16 Bind up the testimony,
Seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait on the LORD,
Who p hides His face from the house of Jacob;
And I q will hope in Him.
18 r Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me!
We s are for signs and wonders in Israel
From the LORD of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.
19 And when they say to you, t "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, u who whisper and mutter," should not a people seek their God? Should they v seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 w To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because x there 7 is no light in them. 21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and y curse 8 their king and their God, and look upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 4:6
    And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.
    Isaiah 25:4
    For You have been a strength to the poor, A strength to the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, A shade from the heat; For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
    Ezekiel 11:16
    "Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone."'
  2. Cross References
    Luke 2:34
    Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against
    Luke 20:17
    Then He looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone' ?
    Romans 9:33
    As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.
    1 Peter 2:8
    And "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 21:44
    "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:17
    "Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?'
    Isaiah 54:8
    With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the LORD, your Redeemer.
  5. Cross References
    Habakkuk 2:3
    For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
  6. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:13
    And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And again: "Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 71:7
    I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge.
  8. Cross References
    1 Samuel 28:8
    So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothes, and he went, and two men with him; and they came to the woman by night. And he said, "Please conduct a seance for me, and bring up for me the one I shall name to you.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:4
    You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 106:28
    They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:10
    Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our God, You people of Gomorrah:
    Isaiah 8:16
    Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples.
    Luke 16:29
    "Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:22
    Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
    Micah 3:6
    Therefore you shall have night without vision, And you shall have darkness without divination; The sun shall go down on the prophets, And the day shall be dark for them.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 16:11
    They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
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