1 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great a, and b in it with c concerning d.
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
3 And I went unto a; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name b.
4 For a the child shall b knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of c shall be d away before the king of Assyria.
5 ¶The Lord spake also unto me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of a that go softly, and rejoice in b and Remaliah’s son;
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon a the b of the river, strong and many, even the king of c, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:
8 And he shall a; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the b; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O c.
9 ¶a, 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.
10 Take a together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for b is with us.
11 ¶For the Lord spake thus to me a, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, A a, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and a him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a a; but for a b of c and for a d of e to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a f to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 a up the testimony, b the c among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that a his b from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for a and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
19 ¶And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have a, and unto b that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? c the living to the dead?
20 To the a and to the testimony: if b speak not according to this word, it is because there is no c in them.
21 And a 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 b their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and a, b; and they shall be driven to darkness.