Isaiah 7:22

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.

Isaiah 7:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.
ESV
22 and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey.
NLT
22 Nevertheless, there will be enough milk for everyone because so few people will be left in the land. They will eat their fill of yogurt and honey.
MSG
22 At least they'll have plenty of milk! Whoever's left in the land will learn to make do with the simplest foods - curds, say, and honey.
CSB
22 and from the abundant milk they give he will eat butter, for every survivor in the land will eat butter and honey.

Isaiah 7:22 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 7:22

And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk
[that] they shall give
The cow and the two sheep, having large pastures, and few cattle to feed upon them, those few would give such abundance of milk, that the owner of them would make butter of it, and live upon it, having no occasion to eat milk; and there being few or none to sell it to: he shall eat butter;
the milk producing a sufficient quantity of it for himself and his family: for butter and honey shall everyone eat that is left in the land:
signifying that though they would be few, they would enjoy a plenty of such sort of food as their small flocks and herds would furnish them with, and the bees produce. The Targum and Jarchi interpret this of the righteous that shall be left in the land; but it is rather to be extended unto all, righteous and unrighteous.

Isaiah 7:22 In-Context

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.
21 In that day, a person will keep alive a young cow and two goats.
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.
23 In that day, in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, there will be only briers and thorns.
24 Hunters will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers and thorns.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 18:8
  • 2. ver 15; Isaiah 14:30