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 away from Judah—he will bring the king of Assyria.”

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      Assyria, the LORD’s Instrument

      18 In that day the LORD will whistle for flies from the Nile delta in Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.

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

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          20 In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River—the king of Assyria—to shave your heads and private parts, and to cut off your beards also.

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              21 In that day, a person will keep alive a young cow and two goats.

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              22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, there will be curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.

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

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                • s 7:23 - That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms
                  24 Hunters will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers and thorns.

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

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