And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:2
And the 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 of the fear of the LORD;3
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprovea with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.6
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatlingtogether; and a littlechild shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed ; their young ones shall lie downtogether: and the lion shall eatstraw like the ox.8
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice'den.9
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holymountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waterscover the sea.10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentilesseek : and his rest shall be glorious.b11
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his handagain the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left , from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.12
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the fourcornersc of the earth.13
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart , and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off : Ephraim shall not envyJudah, and Judah shall not vexEphraim.14
But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoilthem of the easttogether: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptiansea; and with his mightywind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the sevenstreams, and make men go overdryshod.d16
And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people,which shall be left , from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.