Isaiah 7:21
New International Version
In that day, a person will keep alive a young cow and two goats.

New Living Translation
In that day a farmer will be fortunate to have a cow and two sheep or goats left.

English Standard Version
In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep,

Berean Study Bible
On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

New King James Version
It shall be in that day That a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep;

New American Standard Bible
Now on that day a person may keep alive only a heifer and a pair of sheep;

NASB 1995
Now in that day a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep;

NASB 1977
Now it will come about in that day that a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep;

Amplified Bible
Now in that day [because of the poverty caused by the invaders] a man will keep alive only a young milk cow and two sheep;

Christian Standard Bible
On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it will happen in that day, that a man shall save the calf of an ox and two sheep

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall rear a heifer, and two sheep.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who is able to save only one young cow and two sheep,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

Good News Translation
"When that time comes, even if a farmer has been able to save only one young cow and two goats,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day a person will keep alive a young cow and two sheep.

International Standard Version
"At that time, a man will keep alive a heifer and two sheep,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall rear a young cow, and two sheep;

Literal Standard Version
And it has come to pass in that day, A man keeps alive a heifer of the herd, And two of the flock,

NET Bible
At that time a man will keep alive a young cow from the herd and a couple of goats.

New Heart English Bible
It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

World English Bible
It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in that day, A man keepeth alive a heifer of the herd, And two of the flock,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment to Come
20On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates—the king of Assyria—to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to remove your beard as well. 21 On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep, 22and from the abundance of milk they give, he will eat curds; for all who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.…

Cross References
Isaiah 14:30
Then the firstborn of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety, but I will kill your root by famine, and your remnant will be slain.

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be left to the flocks, which will lie down with no one to fear.

Isaiah 27:10
For the fortified city lies deserted--a homestead abandoned, a wilderness forsaken. There the calves graze, and there they lie down; they strip its branches bare.

Isaiah 35:1
The wilderness and the land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.

Jeremiah 39:10
But Nebuzaradan left behind in the land of Judah some of the poor people who had no property, and at that time he gave them vineyards and fields.


Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

a man

Isaiah 7:25
And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

Isaiah 5:17
Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.









Verse 21. - A man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; literally, two ewes. A stop having been put to cultivation, men shall return to the pastoral life, but shall not possess more than two or three head of cattle apiece, the Assyrians having swept off most of the beasts. Tiglath-Pileser, in his inscriptions, mentions his carrying off homed cattle and sheep to the amount of many thousands from the countries which he overran or conquered ('Records of the Past,' vol. 5. pp. 49, 52).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
On that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

a man
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will raise
יְחַיֶּה־ (yə·ḥay·yeh-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

a young cow
עֶגְלַ֥ת (‘eḡ·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5697: A, calf, one nearly grown

and two
וּשְׁתֵּי־ (ū·šə·tê-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - fdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

sheep,
צֹֽאן׃ (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock


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