Moreover the LORD said unto me,
Take a large scroll, and write on it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
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George Leo Haydock
(Haydock) Ver. 4. Assyrians. Theglathphalassar, the next year, took the Damascenes to Kir, and Nephthali, Reuben, Gad, and Manasses into captivity. Yet the kingdom continued some time longer. Never was prediction more explicit. Can the pagans produce any thing similar? Ver. 6. Silence. Being willing to receive Tabeel, instead of their lawful prince. Achaz was then terrified, and chose to become tributary, rather than to lose his crown. Herein both offended God, in whom they ought to have trusted; and the auxiliary king looked upon himself as master of the country, 2 Paralipomenon xxviii. 20. (Calmet)
Israel had joined with the Syrian; but was reduced to the state of captivity, while Jerusalem was preserved. (Worthington) Ver. 7. River. Euphrates, (Calmet) with the overflowing of which the Assyrian is compared. (Haydock) Ver. 8. Wings. Or troops.
Emmanuel. Christ was born in the country, and Lord of it: though it might be said to belong to the son of Isaias, as being his figure. (Calm...
Book. This mystery would require a large explanation. (Worthington)
Pen. Literally, "style. "(Haydock)
Write intelligibly. Here all is plain. (Calmet)
Take. Protestants, "concerning Mahershalalchashbaz. "Marginal note, "in making speed to the spoil, he hasteneth the prey. "(Haydock)
Chashbaz, the son of Isaias, was a sign that Syria and Israel should soon be rendered desolate; and in a more elevated sense, he showed that Christ should overturn the powers of hell. (Calmet)
The virgin's son took the prey from the devil, who before possessed almost all the world. (Worthington)
Urias. Probably the high priest, who afterwards weakly complied with the king's idolatrous order, 4 Kings xvi. 10. (Calmet)
Yet at this time, he was a credible witness. (Haydock)
Zacharias. A person to us unknown. (Calmet) Ver. 3. Prophetess. The blessed Virgin , (St. Chrysostom) or to his wife. He gives his son a different name from Emmanuel, (chap. vii. 14.) that they might not be confounded.