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Overthrow of Dammesek and Shomron
8:1 Moreover ADONAI (יהוה) said to me:
"Take thee a great tablet, and write in it with a enosh (man)'s pen concerning Maher Shalal Chash Baz (מהר שׁלל חשׁ בּזthe spoil speeds, the booty haveens).
8:2 And I took to Me faithful witnesses to record, Uriyah the kohen, and Zekaryah Ben Y'verekhyah."
8:3 And I went to ha Neviyah (prophetess, נביאה); and she conceived, and bare a son.
Then said ADONAI (יהוה) to me,
"Call his name Maher Shalal Chash Baz (מהר שׁלל חשׁ בּז). "
8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My avi, and my ema, the riches of Dammesek (דּמּשׂק) and the spoil of Shomron shall be taken away before the melek Assyria.
8:5 ADONAI (יהוה) spoke also to me again, saying,
8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuses the mayim of Shiloach (שׁלח) that go softly, and rejoice in Retzin and Remalyah's son;
8:7 Now therefore, hinnei, Adonai (אדני) brings up upon them the mayim of the river, strong and many, [even] the melek Assyria, and all his kavod: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:
He shall pass through Yehudah;
He shall overflow and go over,
He shall reach even to the neck;
and the stretching out of His wings shall fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanu'EL (עמּנוּאלהים).
8:9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries:
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces;
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand:
For EL (אל) is with us.
8:11 For ADONAI (יהוה) spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not halak in the derek of this people, saying,
8:12 Say ye not, A conspiracy, to all [them to] whom this people shall say, A conspiracy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
8:13 Sanctify ADONAI (יהוה) Tzavot himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.
8:14 And he shall be for a mikdash (sanctuary); but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the bayit Yisrael, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.
8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
8:16 Bind up the te'udah (testimony), seal haTorah among my limmud (disciples).
8:17 And I will wait upon ADONAI (יהוה), that hideth his face from the Bayit Yaakov, and I will look for him.
8:18 Hinei, I and the children whom ADONAI (יהוה) has given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Yisrael from ADONAI (יהוה) Tzavot, which dwelleth in mount Tzyon.
8:19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar spirits, and to wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek to their Elohim (אלהים)? for the living to the dead?
8:20 To ha Torah and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their melekh and their Elohim (אלהים), and look upward.
8:22 And they shall look to ha eretz; and hinnei trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
8:23 כִּי לֹא מוּעָף לַאֲשֶר מוּצָק לָהּ כָּעֵת הָרִאשוֹן הֵקַל אַרְצָה זְבֻלוּןוְאַרְצָה נַפְתָּלִי וְהָאַחֲרוֹן הִכְבִּיד דֶּרֶךְ הַיָּם עֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן גְּלִיל הַגּוֹיִם׃
Ki lo mu'af la'asher mutzak lah ka'et harishon hekal artzah Zevulun ve'artzah Naftali veha'acharon hichbid derech hayam ever hayarden gelil haGoyim.But there will be no more gloom for her who was in distressed, As when at first He lightly afflicted the Artzah (land ארצה) Zevulun and the Artzah ( ארצה) Naftali, and afterward did more grievously oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond Yarden, in Galil the nation.
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Shiloah outlet of water. a channel that carried water along the southeast slopes of Yerushalayim from the spring of Gihon to the lower pool of siloam.
מהר שׁלל חשׁ בּז Maher Shalal Chash Baz 瑪 黑 珥 沙 拉 勒 哈 施 罷 斯 就 是 擄 掠 速 臨 搶 奪 快 到 的 意 思 spoil haveens, prey speeds. Word that YeshaYahu was commanded to write "in ordinary letters and afterward was given as a symbolical name to a son be born to him (YeshaYahu 81,3) birth was not a sign but a time mark from which to measure the truth of YeshaYahu's prediction prophetic indication that Dammesek (דּמּשׂק) and Shomron were soon to be plundered by the melek Assyria (YeshaYahu 8:1,3)