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Isaiah 11

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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

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The Branch’s Righteous Reign
1And a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from its roots will bear fruit.
2And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest on him—
a spirit of wisdom and understanding,
a spirit of counsel and might,
a spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.
3And his breath#Hebrew “smelling,” perhaps metaphorically as “delight” as in Amos 5:14; perhaps this line was accidentally copied twice from the preceding line is in the fear of Yahweh.
And he shall judge not by his eyesight,
and he shall rebuke not by what he hears with#Literally “the rumors of” his ears.
4But he shall judge the poor with righteousness,
and he shall decide for the needy of the earth with rectitude.
And he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and he shall kill the wicked person with the breath of his lips.
5And righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,
and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
6And a wolf shall stay#Literally “dwell as an alien” with a lamb,
and a leopard shall lie down with a kid,
and a calf and a lion and a fatling together
as a small boy leads#Literally “and a small boy leading” them.
7And a cow and a bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together.
And a lion shall eat straw like the cattle.
8And an infant#Literally “one nursing” shall play over a serpent’s hole,
and a toddler#Literally “one who is weaned” shall put his hand on a viper’s hole.
9They will not injure and they will not destroy on all of my holy mountain,#Literally “mountain of holiness”
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of Yahweh,
as the waters cover the sea.
10And this shall happen on that day:
the nations shall inquire of the root of Jesse,
which shall be standing as a signal to the peoples,
and his resting place shall be glorious.
The Regathered Remnant
11And this shall happen on that day:
The Lord will again extend his hand a second time
to acquire the remnant of his people that is left,
from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the coastlands of the sea,
12and he will raise a signal for the nations.
And he will gather the outcasts of Israel,
and he will gather the scattered ones of Judah together from the four corners#Literally “wings” of the earth.
13And the jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
and the enemies of Judah shall be cut off.
Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah,
and Judah shall not be an enemy of Ephraim.
14But they shall swoop#Literally “fly” upon the Philistine shoulder,#That is, the hill country west of Judah westward.#Literally “sea”
Together they shall plunder the sons of the east.
Edom and Moab will be under their command,#Literally “the stretching of their hand”
and the sons of Ammon will be their subjugated people.
15And Yahweh will divide#Or “utterly destroy” the tongue#Probably the “gulf” of the sea of Egypt,#That is, the Red Sea
and he will wave his hand over the river#That is, the Euphrates River with his scorching wind;
and he will strike it into seven streams,
and he will make it passable by foot.#Literally “cause to walk with the sandal”
16So there shall be a highway from Assyria for the remnant of his people that remains,
as there was for Israel when#Literally “in the day” it went up from the land of Egypt.