The Righteous Reign of the Branch1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of aJesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
2And bthe 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.
3And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
cHe shall not judge by dwhat his eyes see,
or decide disputes by ewhat his ears hear,
4but fwith righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall gstrike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and hwith the breath of his lips ihe shall kill the wicked.
5Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and jfaithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 kThe 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.
7The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
9 lThey shall not hurt or destroy
in all mmy holy mountain;
nfor the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10In that day othe root of pJesse, who shall stand as qa signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. 11 rIn that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people sfrom Assyria tfrom Egypt, from uPathros, from vCush ▼
▼Probably Nubiafrom xElam, from yShinar, from zHamath, and from aathe coastlands of the sea. 12 He will raise aba signal for the nations
and will assemble acthe banished of Israel,
and gather the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
13 adThe 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 aeBut they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west,
and together they shall plunder afthe people of the east.
They shall put out their hand agagainst ahEdom and aiMoab,
and ajthe Ammonites shall obey them.
15And the Lord will utterly destroy ▼
▼Hebrew devote to destruction
althe tongue of the Sea of Egypt,
and will wave his hand over amthe River
with his scorching breath ▼
and strike it into seven channels,
and he will lead people across in sandals.
16And there will be aoa highway from Assyria
for the remnant that remains of his people,
apas there was for Israel
when they came up from the land of Egypt.
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