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Isaiah 7:21

    Isaiah 7:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it will be in that day that a man will give food to a young cow and two sheep;

    Webster's Revision

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

    World English Bible

    It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 7:21

    In that day - In the time specified in the previous verses - in the judgments that should be brought upon the land by the Egyptians and Assyrians.

    A man shall nourish - Hebrew 'Make to live:' that is, he shall own, or feed.

    A young cow - The Hebrew denotes a heifer that gives milk. The state which is denoted by this is that of great poverty. Instead of being engaged in agriculture, of possessing great resources in that time, a man should depend, for the subsistence of himself and his family, on what a single cow and two sheep would yield. Probably this is intended also as a description of the general state of the nation, that it would be reduced to great poverty.

    And two sheep - Two here seems to be used to denote a very small number. A man, that is, the generality of people, would be so reduced as to be able to purchase and keep no more.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 7:21

    7:21 Sheep - They who formerly used to keep great herds of cattle, and many flocks of sheep, shall esteem it a happiness if they can keep but one cow and two sheep.