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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

Righteousness will be his belto

and faithfulnessp the sash around his waist.q

The wolf will live with the lamb,r

the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearlinga together;

and a little child will lead them.

The cow will feed with the bear,

their young will lie down together,

and the lion will eat straw like the ox.s

The infantt will play near the cobra’s den,

the young child will put its hand into the viper’su nest.

They will neither harm nor destroyv

on all my holy mountain,w

for the earthx will be filled with the knowledgey of the Lord

as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that dayz the Root of Jessea will stand as a bannerb for the peoples; the nationsc will rally to him,d and his resting placee will be glorious.f 11 In that dayg the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnanth of his people from Assyria,i from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,j from Cush,b k from Elam,l from Babylonia,c from Hamathm and from the islandsn of the Mediterranean.o

12 He will raise a bannerp for the nations

and gatherq the exiles of Israel;r

he will assemble the scattered peoples of Judah

from the four quarters of the earth.t

13 Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish,

and Judah’s enemiesd will be destroyed;

Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,

nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.u

14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistiav to the west;

together they will plunder the people to the east.w

They will subdue Edomx and Moab,y

and the Ammonitesz will be subject to them.a

15 The Lord will dry upb

the gulf of the Egyptian sea;

with a scorching windc he will sweep his handd

over the Euphrates River.e

He will break it up into seven streams

so that anyone can cross over in sandals.f

16 There will be a highwayg for the remnanth of his people

that is left from Assyria,i

as there was for Israel

when they came up from Egypt.j


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