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Isaiah 11 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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A Branch from David’s Line
(Isa 9:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:1 - Out of the stump of David’s family[fn] will grow a shoot—
yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:3 - He will delight in obeying the LORD.
He will not judge by appearance
nor make a decision based on hearsay.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:5 - He will wear righteousness like a belt
and truth like an undergarment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 - In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;
the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.
The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,
and a little child will lead them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 - The cow will graze near the bear.
The cub and the calf will lie down together.
The lion will eat hay like a cow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:8 - The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra.
Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:9 - Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,
for as the waters fill the sea,
so the earth will be filled with people who know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:10 - In that day the heir to David’s throne[fn]
will be a banner of salvation to all the world.
The nations will rally to him,
and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:11 - In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time
to bring back the remnant of his people—
those who remain in Assyria and northern Egypt;
in southern Egypt, Ethiopia,[fn] and Elam;
in Babylonia,[fn] Hamath, and all the distant coastlands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:12 - He will raise a flag among the nations
and assemble the exiles of Israel.
He will gather the scattered people of Judah
from the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:13 - Then at last the jealousy between Israel[fn] and Judah will end.
They will not be rivals anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:14 - They will join forces to swoop down on Philistia to the west.
Together they will attack and plunder the nations to the east.
They will occupy the lands of Edom and Moab,
and Ammon will obey them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:15 - The LORD will make a dry path through the gulf of the Red Sea.[fn]
He will wave his hand over the Euphrates River,[fn]
sending a mighty wind to divide it into seven streams
so it can easily be crossed on foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:16 - He will make a highway for the remnant of his people,
the remnant coming from Assyria,
just as he did for Israel long ago
when they returned from Egypt.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew the stump of the line of Jesse. Jesse was King David’s father.
Hebrew the root of Jesse.
Greek version reads In that day the heir to David’s throne [literally the root of Jesse] will come, / and he will rule over the Gentiles. / They will place their hopes on him. Compare Rom 15:12.
Hebrew in Pathros, Cush.
Hebrew in Shinar.
Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
Hebrew will destroy the tongue of the sea of Egypt.
Hebrew the river.

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