The Lord said to Isaiah, "Take your son Shear Jashub, and go to meet King Ahaz. You will find him on the road where the cloth makers work, at the end of the ditch that brings water from the upper pool.
shear jashub: [This name in Hebrew means "A few will come back" (see 10.20-22).]
young woman: [The Hebrew word here translated "young woman" is not the specific term for "virgin," but refers to any young woman of marriageable age. The use of "virgin" in Mt 1.23 reflects a Greek translation of the Old Testament, made some 500 years after Isaiah.]
immanuel: [This name in Hebrew means "God is with us."]
milk and honey: [These foods were associated with the earlier days of Israel's history.]