So the Lord himself will give you this sign: A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and she will name him Immanuel [God Is With Us]. 15
He will eat cheese and honey until he knows how to reject evil and choose good. 16
Indeed, before the boy knows how to reject evil and choose good, the land of the two kings who terrify you will be deserted.
17"The LORD will bring on you, your people, and your ancestor's family a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away from Judah. [He will bring] the king of Assyria.
18On that day the LORD will whistle for the flies that are at the distant branches of the Nile River in Egypt and for the bees that are in Assyria. 19All of them will come and settle in the deep valleys, in the cracks in the cliffs, on all the thornbushes, and at all the water holes.
20"On that day the Lord will hire the king of Assyria from beyond the Euphrates River to be a razor to shave the hair on your head, the hair on your legs, and even your beard.
21On that day a person will keep alive a young cow and two sheep. 22That person will eat cheese, because they will produce so much milk. Everyone who is left in the land will eat cheese and honey.
23On that day, in every place where there were 1,000 vines (worth 1,000 pieces of silver), there will be briars and thorns. 24People will come there with bows and arrows [to hunt] because the whole land will be filled with briars and thorns. 25And you will no longer be able to go to all the hills which used to be cultivated because they will be filled with briars and thorns. It will be a place for turning oxen loose and letting sheep run."