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Isaiah 11

11
XI
1And there shall come forth a rod from the stem, of Jesse;
And a shoot from his root shall produce fruit.
2And the spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him;
The spirit of wisdom, and understanding;
The spirit of counsel, and might;
The spirit of knowledge, and the fear of Jehovah.
3And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah:
So that he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes,
Neither give sentence according to the hearing of his ears;
4But with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
And with equity shall he give sentence to the meek of the earth.
And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
And with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6Then shall the wolf take up his abode with the lamb;
And the leopard shall lie down with the kid:
And the calf, and the young lion, and the fading shall be together;
And a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the bear shall feed together;
Their young ones shall lie down together:
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play at the hole of the asp,
And upon the den of the basilisk shall the newly weaned child lay his hand.
9They shall not hurt, nor destroy, in all my holy mountain;
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah,
As the waters cover the sea.
10And in that day there shall be
A root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign to the people;
Unto him shall the nations repair,
And his place of rest shall be glorious.
11And it shall come to pass in that day,
That the Lord shall again the second time put forth his hand,
To recover the remnant of his people
That remaineth, from Assyria, and from Egypt;
And from Pathros, and from Ethiopia, and from Elam;
And from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the Islands of the sea.
12And he shall lift up an ensign to the nations;
And he shall gather the outcasts of Israel,
And the dispersed of Judah shall he collect,
From the four extremities of the earth.
13And the jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
And the adversaries in Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah,
Neither shall Judah be at enmity with Ephraim.
14But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west;
Together shall they spoil the children of the east;
On Edom and Moab they shall lay their hand;
And the sons of Ammon shall obey them.
15And Jehovah shall devote to destruction the tongue of the sea of Egypt;
And he shall shake his hand over the river with his vehement wind,
And he shall strike it into seven streams,
So that one may pass over it dry-shod.
16And there shall be a high-way for the remnant of his people,
Which shall remain from Assyria,
As there was unto Israel
In the day when he came up from the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 11

11
Reign of the Davidic King
1Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,#Is 9:7; 11:10; Ac 13:23
and a branch#Is 14:19; 60:21; Jr 23:5; 33:15; Dn 11:7; Zch 3:8; 6:12 from his roots will bear fruit.
2The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him#Is 42:1; 48:16; 61:1; Mt 3:16; Jn 1:32  —
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
a Spirit of counsel and strength,
a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
3His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
by what he sees with his eyes,#Jn 2:25; 7:24
he will not execute justice
by what he hears with his ears,
4but he will judge the poor righteously#Ps 72:2,13–14; Is 3:14
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with a scepter#11:4 Lit the rod from his mouth,#Ps 2:9; Is 49:2; Mal 4:6; Rv 1:16; 19:15
and he will kill the wicked#Gn 18:25; Ps 139:19; Ezk 3:18–19; 18:20–24; 33:8–15
with a command#11:4 Lit with the breath from his lips.#Jb 4:9; Is 30:28,33; 2Th 2:8
5Righteousness will be a belt around his hips;#Eph 6:14
faithfulness will be a belt around his waist.
6The wolf will dwell with the lamb,#Is 65:25; Jr 5:6; Hs 2:18; 13:6–9
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf will be together,
and a child will lead them.
7The cow and the bear will graze,
their young ones will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like cattle.
8An infant will play beside the cobra’s pit,
and a toddler will put his hand into a snake’s den.
9They will not harm or destroy each other
on my entire holy mountain,
for the land will be as full
of the knowledge of the Lord
as the sea is filled with water.#Ps 98:2–3; Is 45:6; 52:10; 66:18–23; Hab 2:14
Israel Regathered
10On that day the root of Jesse#Is 11:1
will stand as a banner for the peoples.#Is 49:22; 62:10; Jn 3:14–15; 12:32
The nations will look to him for guidance,#Rm 15:12; Rv 5:5
and his resting place will be glorious.#Is 14:3; 28:12; 32:17–18
11On that day#Is 27:12 the Lord will extend his hand a second time to recover the remnant of his people who survive — from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the coasts and islands of the west.#Is 10:20–22; 37:4,31–32; 46:3
12He will lift up a banner for the nations
and gather the dispersed of Israel;#Is 56:8; Zph 3:10; Zch 10:6
he will collect the scattered of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.#Rv 7:1; 20:8
13Ephraim’s envy will cease;#Is 9:21; Jr 3:18; Ezk 37:16–17,22; Hs 1:11
Judah’s harassing will end.
Ephraim will no longer be envious of Judah,
and Judah will not harass Ephraim.
14But they will swoop down
on the Philistine flank to the west.
Together they will plunder the people of the east.#Jr 49:28
They will extend their power over Edom and Moab,
and the Ammonites will be their subjects.#Ps 60:8; 83:6
15The Lord will divide#11:15 Text emended; MT reads destroy#11:15 Or dry up the Gulf of Suez.#11:15 Lit the Sea of Egypt
He will wave his hand over the Euphrates
with his mighty wind#Is 7:20; 8:7; Rv 16:12
and will split it into seven streams,
letting people walk through on foot.
16There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
who will survive from Assyria,#Is 19:23; 35:8; 40:3; 62:10
as there was for Israel
when they came up from the land of Egypt.#Ex 14:26–29