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Isaiah 11:1–4

The Branch From Jesse

11 A shootv will come up from the stumpw of Jesse;x

from his roots a Branchy will bear fruit.z

The Spirita of the Lord will rest on him—

the Spirit of wisdomb and of understanding,

the Spirit of counsel and of might,c

the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord

and he will delight in the feard of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,e

or decide by what he hears with his ears;f

but with righteousnessg he will judge the needy,h

with justicei he will give decisions for the poorj of the earth.

He will strikek the earth with the rod of his mouth;l

with the breathm of his lips he will slay the wicked.n

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Isaiah 11:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.

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 the fear of the Lord.

And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

He shall not judge by what his eyes see,

or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,

and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;

and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,

and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,

And a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

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;

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:

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor,

And reprove 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.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot—

yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.

And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—

the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

the Spirit of counsel and might,

the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

He will delight in obeying the Lord.

He will not judge by appearance

nor make a decision based on hearsay.

He will give justice to the poor

and make fair decisions for the exploited.

The earth will shake at the force of his word,

and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,

And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.

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.

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;

But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,

And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;

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

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

Isaiah 11:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

A new branch will grow

from a stump of a tree;

so a new king will come

from the family of Jesse.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon that king.

The Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, guidance and power.

The Spirit will teach him to know and respect the Lord.

This king will be glad to obey the Lord.

He will not judge by the way things look

or decide by what he hears.

But he will judge the poor honestly;

he will be fair in his decisions for the poor people of the land.

At his command evil people will be punished,

and by his words the wicked will be put to death.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of Jehovah 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 Jehovah. And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide 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.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall be fruitful; and the Spirit of Jehovah 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 Jehovah. And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity 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.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse, 

and a branch from its roots will bear fruit. 

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— 

the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, 

the Spirit of advice and power, 

the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord

He will gladly bear the fear of the Lord

He will not judge by what his eyes see 

or decide by what his ears hear. 

He will judge the poor justly. 

He will make fair decisions for the humble people on earth. 

He will strike the earth with a rod from his mouth. 

He will kill the wicked with the breath from his lips. 

Isaiah 11:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him —

a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

a Spirit of counsel and strength,

a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge

by what He sees with His eyes,

He will not execute justice

by what He hears with His ears,

but He will judge the poor righteously

and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.

He will strike the land

with discipline from His mouth,

and He will kill the wicked

with a command from His lips.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch shall grow out of his roots.

The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,

the spirit of wisdom and understanding,

the spirit of counsel and might,

the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

He shall not judge by what his eyes see,

or decide by what his ears hear;

but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,

and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;

he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,

and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch from its roots will bear fruit.

And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest on him—

a spirit of wisdom and understanding,

a spirit of counsel and might,

a spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.

And his breath is in the fear of Yahweh.

And he shall judge not by his eyesight,

and he shall rebuke not by what he hears with his ears.

But he shall judge the poor with righteousness,

and he shall decide for the needy of the earth with rectitude.

And he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,

and he shall kill the wicked person with the breath of his lips.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Jesse’s family is like a tree that has been cut down.

A new little tree will grow from its stump.

From its roots a Branch will grow and produce fruit.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on that Branch.

He will help him to be wise and understanding.

He will help him make wise plans and carry them out.

He will help him know the Lord and have respect for him.

The Branch will take delight

in respecting the Lord.

He will not judge things only by the way they look.

He won’t make decisions based simply on what people say.

He will always do what is right

when he judges those who are in need.

He’ll be completely fair

when he makes decisions about poor people.

When he commands that people be punished,

it will happen.

When he orders that evil people be put to death,

it will take place.

Isaiah 11:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,

And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,

The spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The spirit of counsel and strength,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,

And He will not judge by what His eyes see,

Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

But with righteousness He will judge the poor,

And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth;

And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,

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


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