Isaiah 8:2
New International Version
So I called in Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah as reliable witnesses for me.

New Living Translation
I asked Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah, both known as honest men, to witness my doing this.

English Standard Version
And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.”

Berean Study Bible
And I will appoint for myself trustworthy witnesses—Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah.”

New American Standard Bible
"And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

King James Bible
And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

Christian Standard Bible
I have appointed trustworthy witnesses--the priest Uriah and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah."

Contemporary English Version
I will tell Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah to serve as witnesses to this."

Good News Translation
Get two reliable men, the priest Uriah and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah, to serve as witnesses."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have appointed trustworthy witnesses--Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah."

International Standard Version
Then I will call Uriah the priest and Jeberechiah's son Zechariah as reliable witnesses to testify on my behalf."

NET Bible
Then I will summon as my reliable witnesses Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah."

New Heart English Bible
and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will have these dependable witnesses testify: the priest Uriah and Zechariah (son of Jeberechiah)."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and I will take unto Me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.'

New American Standard 1977
“And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

King James 2000 Bible
And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

American King James Version
And I took to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

American Standard Version
and I will take unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And make me witnesses of faithful men, Urias, and Zacharias the son of Barachias.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I took unto me faithful witnesses, Urias the priest, and Zacharias the son of Barachias.

Darby Bible Translation
And I took unto me to witness, sure witnesses, Urijah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

English Revised Version
and I will take unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I took to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

World English Bible
and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

Young's Literal Translation
And I cause faithful witnesses to testify to me, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah son of Jeberechiah.
Study Bible
Assyrian Invasion Prophesied
1Then the LORD said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary stylus: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. 2And I will appoint for myself trustworthy witnesses— Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah.” 3And I had relations with the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. The LORD said to me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.…
Cross References
2 Kings 16:10
Then King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria. On seeing the altar in Damascus, King Ahaz sent Uriah the priest a model of the altar and complete plans for its construction.

2 Kings 16:11
And Uriah built the altar according to all the instructions King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, and he completed it by the time King Ahaz had returned.

Isaiah 8:16
Bind up the testimony and seal the law among my disciples.

Jeremiah 32:10
I signed and sealed the deed, called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

Treasury of Scripture

And I took to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

I took

Ruth 4:2,10,11
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down…

2 Corinthians 13:1
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Uriah

2 Kings 16:10,11
And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof…

2 Kings 18:2
Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.







Lexicon
And I will appoint
וְאָעִ֣ידָה (wə·’ā·‘î·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

for myself
לִּ֔י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

trustworthy
נֶאֱמָנִ֑ים (ne·’ĕ·mā·nîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

witnesses—
עֵדִ֖ים (‘ê·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

Uriah
אוּרִיָּ֣ה (’ū·rî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 223: Uriah -- 'flame of Yah', the name of a Hittite and of two Israelites

the priest
הַכֹּהֵ֔ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

and Zechariah
זְכַרְיָ֖הוּ (zə·ḵar·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2148: Zachariah -- the name of a number of Israelites

son
בֶּ֥ן (ben)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Jeberekiah.”
יְבֶרֶכְיָֽהוּ׃ (yə·ḇe·reḵ·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3000: Jeberechiah -- 'Yah blesses', the name of several Israelites
(2) And I took unto me faithful witnesses.--That the prophet's challenge to his gainsayers might be made more emphatic, the setting-up of the tablet is to be formally attested. And the witnesses whom the prophet calls were probably men of high position, among those who had been foremost in advising the alliance with Assyria. Of Uriah or Urijah, the priest, we know that he complied with the king's desire to introduce an altar after the pattern which he had seen at Damascus (2Kings 16:10-11). Of Zechariah we know nothing; but the name was a priestly one (2Chronicles 24:20), and it has been conjectured, from his association with Isaiah, that he may have been the writer of a section of the book that bears the name of a later Zechariah (Zechariah 9-12), which bears traces of being of a much earlier date than the rest of the book. The combination of "Zachariah, son of Jeberechiah" reminds us of Zacharias, the son of Barachias, and points to a priestly family. (See Note on Matthew 23:35.) In 2Chronicles 29:13 the name appears as belonging to the Asaph section of the Levites. A more probable view is that he was identical with the father of the queen then reigning, and was therefore the grandfather of Hezekiah (2Chronicles 29:1). Probably, looking to the prophet's habit of tracing auguries in names, the two witnesses may have been partly chosen for the significance of those which they bore, Uriah, i.e., "Jah is my light," Zechariah, i.e., "Jah will remember," each of which comes in with a special appropriateness.

Verse 2. - And I took unto me; rather, and I will have taken for me. It is still God who is speaking. Uriah the priest. Probably the high priest of the time, mentioned in 2 Kings 16:10-16, as the ready tool of Ahaz at a later date. Though a bad man, he may have been a trustworthy witness to a fact. Zechariah. Perhaps the father of Abi or Abijah, Ahaz's queen (2 Kings 18:2; 2 Chronicles 29:1). It would serve to call public attention still more to the tablet, if it bore the names of two such eminent persons as witnesses. 8:1-8 The prophet is to write on a large roll, or on a metal tablet, words which meant, Make speed to spoil, hasten to the prey: pointing out that the Assyrian army should come with speed, and make great spoil. Very soon the riches of Damascus and of Samaria, cities then secure and formidable, shall be taken away by the king of Assyria. The prophet pleads with the promised Messiah, who should appear in that land in the fulness of time, and, therefore, as God, would preserve it in the mean time. As a gentle brook is an apt emblem of a mild government, so an overflowing torrent represents a conqueror and tyrant. The invader's success was also described by a bird of prey, stretching its wings over the whole land. Those who reject Christ, will find that what they call liberty is the basest slavery. But no enemy shall pluck the believer out of Emmanuel's hand, or deprive him of his heavenly inheritance.
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