And a rod hath come out from the stock of Jesse, And a branch from his roots is fruitful.
Rested on him hath the Spirit of Jehovah, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and fear of Jehovah.
To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes he judgeth not, Nor by the hearing of his ears decideth.
And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.
And righteousness hath been the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness -- the girdle of his reins.
And a wolf hath sojourned with a lamb, And a leopard with a kid doth lie down, And calf, and young lion, and fatling [are] together, And a little youth is leader over them.
And cow and bear do feed, Together lie down their young ones, And a lion as an ox eateth straw.
And played hath a suckling by the hole of an asp, And on the den of a cockatrice Hath the weaned one put his hand.
Evil they do not, nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For full hath been the earth with the knowledge of Jehovah, As the waters are covering the sea.
And there hath been, in that day, A root of Jesse that is standing for an ensign of peoples, Unto him do nations seek, And his rest hath been -- honour!
And it hath come to pass, in that day, The Lord addeth a second time his power, To get the remnant of His people that is left, From Asshur, and from Egypt, And from Pathros, and from Cush, And from Elam, and from Shinar, And from Hamath, and from isles of the sea,
And He hath lifted up an ensign to nations, And gathereth the driven away of Israel, And the scattered of Judah He assembleth, From the four wings of the earth.
And turned aside hath the envy of Ephraim, And the adversaries of Judah are cut off, Ephraim doth not envy Judah, And Judah doth not distress Ephraim.
And they have flown on the shoulder of the Philistines westward, Together they spoil the sons of the east, Edom and Moab sending forth their hand, And sons of Ammon obeying them.
And Jehovah hath devoted to destruction The tongue of the sea of Egypt, And hath waved His hand over the river, In the terror of his wind, And hath smitten it at the seven streams, And hath caused [men] to tread [it] with shoes.
And there hath been a highway, For the remnant of His people that is left, from Asshur, As there was for Israel in the day of his coming up out of the land of Egypt!
And thou hast said in that day: `I thank thee, O Jehovah, Though Thou hast been angry with me, Turn back doth Thine anger, And Thou dost comfort me.
Lo, God [is] my salvation, I trust, and fear not, For my strength and song [is] Jah Jehovah, And He is to me for salvation.
And ye have drawn waters with joy Out of the fountains of salvation,
And ye have said in that day, Give ye praise to Jehovah, call in His name. Make known among the peoples His acts. Make mention that set on high is His name.
Praise ye Jehovah, for excellence He hath done, Known is this in all the earth.
Cry aloud, and sing, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in thy midst [is] the Holy One of Israel!'
The burden of Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz hath seen:
`On a high mountain lift ye up an ensign, Raise the voice to them, wave the hand, And they go in to the openings of nobles.
I have given charge to My sanctified ones, Also I have called My mighty ones for Mine anger, Those rejoicing at Mine excellency.'
A voice of a multitude in the mountains, A likeness of a numerous people, A voice of noise from the kingdoms of nations who are gathered, Jehovah of Hosts inspecting a host of battle!
They are coming in from a land afar off, From the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the instruments of His indignation, To destroy all the land.
Howl ye, for near [is] the day of Jehovah, As destruction from the Mighty it cometh.
Therefore, all hands do fail, And every heart of man doth melt.
And they have been troubled, Pains and pangs they take, As a travailing woman they are pained, A man at his friend they marvel, The appearance of flames -- their faces!
Lo, the day of Jehovah doth come, Fierce, with wrath, and heat of anger, To make the land become a desolation, Yea, its sinning ones He destroyeth from it.
For the stars of the heavens, and their constellations, Cause not their light to shine, Darkened hath been the sun in its going out, And the moon causeth not its light to come forth.
And I have appointed on the world evil, And on the wicked their iniquity, And have caused to cease the excellency of the proud, And the excellency of the terrible I make low.
I make man more rare than fine gold, And a common man than pure gold of Ophir.
Therefore the heavens I cause to tremble, And the earth doth shake from its place, In the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts, And in a day of the heat of his anger.
And it hath been, as a roe driven away, And as a flock that hath no gatherer, Each unto his people -- they turn, And each unto his land -- they flee.
Every one who is found is thrust through, And every one who is added falleth by sword.
And their sucklings are dashed to pieces before their eyes, Spoiled are their houses, and their wives lain with.
Lo, I am stirring up against them the Medes, Who silver esteem not, And gold -- they delight not in it.
And bows dash young men to pieces, And the fruit of the womb they pity not, On sons their eye hath no pity.
And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, The glory, the excellency of the Chaldeans, Hath been as overthrown by God, With Sodom and with Gomorrah.
She doth not sit for ever, Nor continueth unto many generations, Nor doth Arab pitch tent there, And shepherds lie not down there.
And Ziim have lain down there, And full have been their houses of howlings, And dwelt there have daughters of an ostrich, And goats do skip there.
And Aiim have responded in his forsaken habitations, And dragons in palaces of delight, And near to come [is] her time, And her days are not drawn out!
Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,
being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all, who [is] over all, and through all, and in you all,
and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ,
wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,' --
and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?
he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things --
and He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers of good news, and some [as] shepherds and teachers,
unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ,
that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,
and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head -- the Christ;
from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.
This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,
being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,
who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness;
and ye did not so learn the Christ,
if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as truth is in Jesus;
ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit,
and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness and kindness of the truth.
Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because we are members one of another;
be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
neither give place to the devil;
whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you.