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Isaiah 11 (English Standard Version)

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The Righteous Reign of the Branch

1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of 1Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2 And 2the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. 3He shall not judge by 4what his eyes see, or decide disputes by 5what his ears hear, 4 but 6with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall 7strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and 8with the breath of his lips 9he shall kill the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and 10faithfulness the belt of his loins. 6 11The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. 9 12They shall not hurt or destroy in all 13my holy mountain; 14for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day 15the root of 16Jesse, who shall stand as 17a signal for the peoples--of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. 11 18In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, 19from Assyria, 20from Egypt, from 21Pathros, from 22Cush,a from 23Elam, from 24Shinar, from 25Hamath, and from 26the coastlands of the sea. 12 He will raise 27a signal for the nations and will assemble 28the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 29The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart, and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim. 14 30But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and together they shall plunder 31the people of the east. They shall put out their hand 32against 33Edom and 34Moab, and 35the Ammonites shall obey them. 15 And the LORD will utterly destroyb 36the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and will wave his hand over 37the River with his scorching breath,c and strike it into seven channels, and he will lead people across in sandals. 16 And there will be 38a highway from Assyria for the remnant that remains of his people, 39as there was for Israel when they came up from the land of Egypt.
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