Does the second half of Isaiah hold true?


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He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste. 17 The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away from Judah—he will bring the king of Assyria.”
18 In that day the LORD will whistle for flies from the Nile delta in Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria. 19 They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices in the rocks, on all the thornbushes and at all the water holes. 20 In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River—the king of Assyria—to shave your head and private parts, and to cut off your beard 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, [g] 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. 25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run

I have never heard a case made that those events transpired when Jesus was a child. I just don't understand how it can be said Isaiah 7:14 is messianic and about Jesus whilst ignoring the rest of the chapter. I was somewhat shocked when my internet research of the subject yielded nothing.


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....I have never heard a case made that those events transpired when Jesus was a child. I just don't understand how it can be said Isaiah 7:14 is messianic and about Jesus whilst ignoring the rest of the chapter. I was somewhat shocked when my internet research of the subject yielded nothing.

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Isaiah 7:16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.

The verses don't apply to Jesus' time. Verse 16 specifically says "before"; it doesn't specify how long before. It foretells events that will happen before the time of the child called "Emmanuel".

At least that's how I understand the words of verse 16.


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