See, the Lord has one who is powerful(A) and strong.
    Like a hailstorm(B) and a destructive wind,(C)
like a driving rain and a flooding(D) downpour,
    he will throw it forcefully to the ground.

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18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
    your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.(A)
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(B)
    you will be beaten down(C) by it.

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therefore the Lord is about to bring against them
    the mighty floodwaters(A) of the Euphrates—
    the king of Assyria(B) with all his pomp.(C)
It will overflow all its channels,
    run over all its banks(D)
and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it,(E)
    passing through it and reaching up to the neck.
Its outspread wings(F) will cover the breadth of your land,
    Immanuel[a]!”(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:8 Immanuel means God with us.

26 The Lord Almighty will lash(A) them with a whip,
    as when he struck down Midian(B) at the rock of Oreb;
and he will raise his staff(C) over the waters,(D)
    as he did in Egypt.

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    the Lord Almighty will come(A)
with thunder(B) and earthquake(C) and great noise,
    with windstorm and tempest(D) and flames of a devouring fire.(E)

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28 His breath(A) is like a rushing torrent,(B)
    rising up to the neck.(C)
He shakes the nations in the sieve(D) of destruction;
    he places in the jaws of the peoples
    a bit(E) that leads them astray.

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22 Then an overwhelming army will be swept away(A) before him; both it and a prince of the covenant will be destroyed.(B)

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