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.
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