A Sign-Child is Born
8:9 You will be broken,16 O nations;
you will be shattered!17
Pay attention, all you distant lands of the earth!
Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered!
Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered!18
8:10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted!
Issue your orders, but they will not be executed!19
For God is with us!20
The Lord Encourages Isaiah
8:11 Indeed this is what the
8:12 “Do not say, ‘Conspiracy,’ every time these people say the word.22
Don’t be afraid of what scares them; don’t be terrified.
8:13 You must recognize the authority of the
He is the one you must respect;
he is the one you must fear.24
8:14 He will become a sanctuary,25
but a stone that makes a person trip,
and a rock that makes one stumble –
to the two houses of Israel.26
He will become27 a trap and a snare
to the residents of Jerusalem.28
8:15 Many will stumble over the stone and the rock,29
and will fall and be seriously injured,
and will be ensnared and captured.”
8:16 Tie up the scroll as legal evidence,30
seal the official record of God’s instructions and give it to my followers.31
8:17 I will wait patiently for the
who has rejected the family of Jacob;32
I will wait for him.
8:18 Look, I and the sons whom the