Isaiah 8:10
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English Standard Version
Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.

King James Bible
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

American Standard Version
Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take counsel together, and it shall be defeated: speak a word, and it shall not be done: because God is with us.

English Revised Version
Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But something occurred in the meantime whereby the place of the lifeless table was taken by a more eloquent and living one. "And I drew near to the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son: and Jehovah said to me, Call his name In-speed-spoil-booty-hastens (Maher-shalal-hash-baz): for before the boy shall know how to cry, My father, and my mother, they will carry away the riches of Damascus, and the spoil of Samaria, before the king of Asshur." To his son Shear-yashub, in whose name the law of the history of Israel, as revealed to the prophet on the occasion of his call (Isaiah 6:1-13), viz., the restoration of only a remnant of the whole nation, had been formulated, there was now added a second son, to whom the inscription upon the table was given as a name (with a small abbreviation, and if the Lamed is the particle of dedication, a necessary one). He was therefore the symbol of the approaching chastisement of Syria and the kingdom of the ten tribes. Before the boy had learned to stammer out the name of father and mother, they would carry away (yissâ, not the third pers. fut. niphal, which is yinnâsē, but kal with a latent, indefinite subject hannōsē': Ges. 137, 3) the treasures of Damascus and the trophies (i.e., the spoil taken from the flying or murdered foe) of Samaria before the king of Asshur, who would therefore leave the territory of the two capitals as a conqueror. It is true that Tiglath-pileser only conquered Damascus, and not Samaria; but he took from Pekah, the king of Samaria, the land beyond the Jordan, and a portion of the land on this side. The trophies, which he took thence to Assyria, were no less the spoil of Samaria than if he had conquered Samaria itself (which Shalmanassar did twenty years afterwards). The birth of Mahershalal took place about three-quarters of a year later than the preparation of the table (as the verb vâ'ekrab is an aorist and not a pluperfect); and the time appointed, from the birth of the boy till the chastisement of the allied kingdoms, was about a year. Now, as the Syro-Ephraimitish war did not commence later than the first year of the reign of Ahaz, i.e., the year 743, and the chastisement by Tiglath-pileser occurred in the lifetime of the allies, whereas Pekah was assassinated in the year 739, the interval between the commencement of the war and the chastisement of the allies cannot have been more than three years; so that the preparation of the table must not be assigned to a much later period than the interview with Ahaz. The inscription upon the table, which was adopted as the name of the child, was not a purely consolatory prophecy, since the prophet had predicted, a short time before, that the same Asshur which devastated the two covenant lands would lay Judah waste as well. It was simply a practical proof of the omniscience and omnipotence of God, by which the history of the future was directed and controlled. The prophet had, in fact, the mournful vocation to harden. Hence the enigmatical character of his words and doings in relation to both kings and nation. Jehovah foreknew the consequences which would follow the appeal to Asshur for help, as regarded both Syria and Israel. This knowledge he committed to writing in the presence of witnesses. When this should be fulfilled, it would be all over with the rejoicing of the king and people at their self-secured deliverance.

But Isaiah was not merely within the broader circle of an incorrigible nation ripe for judgment. He did not stand alone; but was encircled by a small band of believing disciples, who wanted consolation, and were worthy of it. It was to them that the more promising obverse of the prophecy of Immanuel belonged. Mahershalal could not comfort them; for they knew that when Asshur had done with Damascus and Samaria, the troubles of Judah would not be over, but would only then be really about to commence. To be the shelter of the faithful in the terrible judicial era of the imperial power, which was then commencing, was the great purpose of the prediction of Immanuel; and to bring out and expand the consolatory character of that prophecy for the benefit of believers, was the design of the addresses which follow.

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counsel

Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying...

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 17:4,23 And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel...

Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Psalm 2:1,2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 33:10,11 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect...

Psalm 46:1,7 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Psalm 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Nahum 1:9-12 What do you imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time...

Acts 5:38,39 And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing...

for God

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, be not afraid of them...

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you...

2 Chronicles 13:12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you...

2 Chronicles 33:7,8 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son...

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

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Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless...

Isaiah 28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Romans 8:13,31 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live...

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Romans 4:4 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

Cross References
Matthew 1:23
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us).

Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Genesis 21:22
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.

Job 5:12
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.

Isaiah 7:7
thus says the Lord GOD: "'It shall not stand, and it shall not come to pass.

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

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