14 Therefore the (A)Lord himself will give you a sign. (B)Behold, the (C)virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name (D)Immanuel.[a] 15 He shall eat (E)curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 (F)For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be (G)deserted. 17 (H)The Lord will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father's house such days as have not come since the day that (I)Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!”

18 In that day the Lord will (J)whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and (K)in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.[b]

20 In that day (L)the Lord will (M)shave with a razor that is (N)hired beyond (O)the River[c]—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also.

21 (P)In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep,

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means God is with us
  2. Isaiah 7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles
  3. Isaiah 7:20 That is, the Euphrates

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