Isaiah 7:16

16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.

Isaiah 7:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
ESV
16 For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted.
NLT
16 For before the child is that old, the lands of the two kings you fear so much will both be deserted.
MSG
16 the threat of war will be over. Relax, those two kings that have you so worried will be out of the picture.
CSB
16 For before the boy knows to reject what is bad and choose what is good, the land of the two kings you dread will be abandoned.

Isaiah 7:16 In-Context

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right,
16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
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.”
18 In that day the LORD will whistle for flies from the Nile delta in Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Isaiah 8:4
  • 2. Deuteronomy 1:39
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 13:16; Isaiah 17:3; Jeremiah 7:15; Hosea 5:9,13; Amos 1:3-5
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