Isaiah 7:15
New International Version
He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right,

New Living Translation
By the time this child is old enough to choose what is right and reject what is wrong, he will be eating yogurt and honey.

English Standard Version
He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Berean Study Bible
By the time he knows enough to reject evil and choose good, He will be eating curds and honey.

New American Standard Bible
"He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

King James Bible
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Christian Standard Bible
By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating curds and honey.

Good News Translation
By the time he is old enough to make his own decisions, people will be drinking milk and eating honey.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter and honey.

International Standard Version
He'll eat cheese and honey, when he knows enough to reject what's wrong and choose what's right.

NET Bible
He will eat sour milk and honey, which will help him know how to reject evil and choose what is right.

New Heart English Bible
He will eat curds and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will eat cheese and honey until he knows how to reject evil and choose good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Curd and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

New American Standard 1977
“He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall eat butter and honey that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.

King James 2000 Bible
Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

American King James Version
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

American Standard Version
Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Butter and honey shall he eat, before he knows either to prefer evil or choose the good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall eat butter and honey, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

Darby Bible Translation
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

English Revised Version
Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

World English Bible
He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Young's Literal Translation
Butter and honey he doth eat, When he knoweth to refuse evil, and to fix on good.
Study Bible
The Sign of Immanuel
14Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and she will call Him Immanuel. 15By the time He knows enough to reject evil and choose good, He will be eating curds and honey. 16For before the boy knows enough to reject evil and choose good, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:8
Then Abraham brought curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and he set them before the men and stood by them under the tree as they ate.

Deuteronomy 1:39
And the little ones, whom you said would become captives--your children who do not know good from evil, will enter the land I give them and possess it.

Isaiah 7:22
and from the abundant milk they give, he will eat curds; for all who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.

Treasury of Scripture

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

butter.

Isaiah 7:22
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.

Matthew 3:4
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

know

Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Amos 5:15
Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.







Lexicon
By the time He knows [enough]
לְדַעְתּ֛וֹ (lə·ḏa‘·tōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

to reject
מָא֥וֹס (mā·’ō·ws)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

evil
בָּרָ֖ע (bā·rā‘)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and choose
וּבָח֥וֹר (ū·ḇā·ḥō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

good,
בַּטּֽוֹב׃ (baṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

He will be eating
יֹאכֵ֑ל (yō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

curds
חֶמְאָ֥ה (ḥem·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2529: Curdled milk, cheese

and honey.
וּדְבַ֖שׁ (ū·ḏə·ḇaš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1706: Honey, syrup
(15) Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know . . .--Better, till he know, or, when he shall know. . . .--By a strange inversion of the familiar associations of the phrase (Exodus 3:17; Deuteronomy 31:20), probably, as the prophet spoke them, not without a certain touch of the irony of paradox, the words describe a time, not of plenty, but of scarcity. (Comp. Isaiah 7:22.) Fields and vineyards should be left uncultivated (Isaiah 5:9), and instead of bread and meat, and wine and oil, the people, flying from their cities and taking refuge in caves and mountains, should be left to the food of a nomadic tribe, such, e.g., as the Kenites (Judges 5:25; 1Samuel 14:26; Matthew 3:4). The "butter" of the Bible here, as in Judges 5:25, is the clotted milk which has always been a delicacy with Arabs.

7:10-16 Secret disaffection to God is often disguised with the colour of respect to him; and those who are resolved that they will not trust God, yet pretend they will not tempt him. The prophet reproved Ahaz and his court, for the little value they had for Divine revelation. Nothing is more grievous to God than distrust, but the unbelief of man shall not make the promise of God of no effect; the Lord himself shall give a sign. How great soever your distress and danger, of you the Messiah is to be born, and you cannot be destroyed while that blessing is in you. It shall be brought to pass in a glorious manner; and the strongest consolations in time of trouble are derived from Christ, our relation to him, our interest in him, our expectations of him and from him. He would grow up like other children, by the use of the diet of those countries; but he would, unlike other children, uniformly refuse the evil and choose the good. And although his birth would be by the power of the Holy Ghost, yet he should not be fed with angels' food. Then follows a sign of the speedy destruction of the princes, now a terror to Judah. Before this child, so it may be read; this child which I have now in my arms, (Shear-jashub, the prophet's own son, ver. 3,) shall be three or four years older, these enemies' forces shall be forsaken of both their kings. The prophecy is so solemn, the sign is so marked, as given by God himself after Ahaz rejected the offer, that it must have raised hopes far beyond what the present occasion suggested. And, if the prospect of the coming of the Divine Saviour was a never-failing support to the hopes of ancient believers, what cause have we to be thankful that the Word was made flesh! May we trust in and love Him, and copy his example.
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