Isaiah 7:17-25 NIV

17 The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away1 from Judah--he will bring the king of Assyria.2"

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      18 In that day3 the LORD will whistle4 for flies from the distant streams of Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.5

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          19 They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices6 in the rocks, on all the thornbushes7 and at all the water holes.

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          20 In that day8 the Lord will use9 a razor hired from beyond the Rivera10--the king of Assyria11--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards12 also.13

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            • f 7:20 - That is, the Euphrates
              21 In that day,14 a man will keep alive a young cow and two goats.15

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              22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds16 and honey.17

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              23 In that day,18 in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels,b19 there will be only briers and thorns.20

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                • g 7:23 - That is, about 25 pounds (about 11.5 kilograms)
                  24 Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers21 and thorns.

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                  25 As for all the hills22 once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns;23 they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.24

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