The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
‘Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son; now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: and he shall pass through Judah; 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 thy land, O Immanuel.
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 God is with us.’
For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
‘Say ye not, ‘A confederacy,’ to all them to whom this people shall say, ‘A confederacy;’ neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself; and Him your fear, and Him your dread. And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.’
And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for Him. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.” Isaiah 8:5-18 (KJB)
REFERENCES: Isaiah 7:14; 8; 30:28; 51:12-13; Matthew 1:23; 28:2-5, 20; 2 Chronicles 13:8-18; John 9:7; Romans 8:13, 31; 1 John 4:4; 2 Kings 16:5-7; Luke 12:4-5; 21:9; 1 Peter 3:14-15