but with righteousness1 he will judge the needy,2 with justice3 he will give decisions for the poor4 of the earth. He will strike5 the earth with the rod of his mouth;6 with the breath7 of his lips he will slay the wicked.85
Righteousness will be his belt9 and faithfulness10 the sash around his waist.116
The wolf will live with the lamb,12 the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearlinga together; and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.138
The infant14 will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's15 nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy16 on all my holy mountain,17 for the earth18 will be full of the knowledge19 of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
In that day20 the Root of Jesse21 will stand as a banner22 for the peoples; the nations23 will rally to him,24 and his place of rest25 will be glorious.2611
In that day27 the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant28 that is left of his people from Assyria,29 from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,b30 from Cush,c31 from Elam,32 from Babylonia,d from Hamath33 and from the islands34 of the sea.3512
He will raise a banner36 for the nations and gather37 the exiles of Israel;38 he will assemble the scattered people39 of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.4013
Ephraim's jealousy will vanish, and Judah's enemiese will be cut off; Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah, nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.4114
They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia42 to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east.43 They will lay hands on Edom44 and Moab,45 and the Ammonites46 will be subject to them.47