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Isaiah 11:1–9

The Reign of Jesse’s Offspring

11 There ashall come forth a 1Rod from the 2stem of bJesse,

And ca Branch shall 3grow out of his roots.

2 dThe 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 His delight is in the fear of the Lord,

And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,

Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;

4 But ewith righteousness He shall judge the poor,

And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;

He shall fstrike the earth with the rod of His mouth,

And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,

And faithfulness the belt of His waist.

6 “The gwolf also shall dwell with the lamb,

The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,

The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;

And a little child shall lead them.

7 The cow and the bear shall graze;

Their young ones shall lie down together;

And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,

And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.

9 hThey shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,

For ithe earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord

As the waters cover the sea.

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