New American Standard Bible
Now in that day a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep;
King James Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In that day - In the time specified in the previous verses - in the judgments that should be brought upon the land by the Egyptians and Assyrians.
A man shall nourish - Hebrew 'Make to live:' that is, he shall own, or feed.
A young cow - The Hebrew denotes a heifer that gives milk. The state which is denoted by this is that of great poverty. Instead of being engaged in agriculture, of possessing great resources in that time, a man should depend, for the subsistence of himself and his family, on what a single cow and two sheep would yield. Probably this is intended also as a description of the general state of the nation, that it would be reduced to great poverty.
And two sheep - Two here seems to be used to denote a very small number. A man, that is, the generality of people, would be so reduced as to be able to purchase and keep no more.
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"Those who are most helpless will eat, And the needy will lie down in security; I will destroy your root with famine, And it will kill off your survivors.
"The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them.
For the fortified city is isolated, A homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert; There the calf will graze, And there it will lie down and feed on its branches.
The wilderness and the desert will be glad, And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; Like the crocus
But some of the poorest people who had nothing, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at that time.
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