Isaiah's Son a Sign of the Assyrian Invasion
1 Moreover, the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen, Make speed to the spoil, haste to the prey.2 Then I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the Priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 After, I came unto the Prophetess, which conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name, Mahershalalhash-baz. 4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, he shall take away the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria, before the King of Asshur. 5 And the Lord spake yet again unto me, saying, 6 Because this people hath refused the waters of Shiloah that run softly, and rejoice with Rezin, and the son of Remaliah, 7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the River mighty and great, even the King of Asshur with all his glory, and he shall come up upon all their rivers, and go over all their banks, 8 And shall break into Judah, and shall overflow and pass through, and shall come up to the neck, and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanu-el. 9 Gather together on heaps, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and hearken all ye of far countries; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces. 10 Take counsel together, yet it shall be brought to nought; pronounce a decree, yet shall it not stand, for God is with us. 11 For the Lord spake thus to me in taking of mine hand, and taught me, that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy to all them, to whom this people saith a confederacy, neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid of them. 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts, and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread, 14 And he shall be as a Sanctuary; but as a stumbling stone, and as a rock to fall upon, to both the houses of Israel, and as a snare and as a net to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble, and shall fall and shall be broken and shall be snared and shall be taken.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
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