Reign of the Davidic King
and a branch11:1 Is 14:19; 60:21; Jr 23:5; 33:15; Dn 11:7; Zch 3:8; 6:12 from his roots will bear fruit.
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
a Spirit of counsel and strength,
a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
3His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
he will not execute justice
by what he hears with his ears,
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
faithfulness will be a belt around his waist.
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf will be together,
and a child will lead them.
7The cow and the bear will graze,
their young ones will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like cattle.
8An infant will play beside the cobra’s pit,
and a toddler will put his hand into a snake’s den.
9They will not harm or destroy each other
on my entire holy mountain,
for the land will be as full
of the knowledge of the Lord
12He will lift up a banner for the nations
he will collect the scattered of Judah
Judah’s harassing will end.
Ephraim will no longer be envious of Judah,
and Judah will not harass Ephraim.
14But they will swoop down
on the Philistine flank to the west.
Together they will plunder the people of the east.11:14 Jr 49:28
They will extend their power over Edom and Moab,
15The Lord will divide11:15 Text emended; MT reads destroy11:15 Or dry up the Gulf of Suez.11:15 Lit the Sea of Egypt
He will wave his hand over the Euphrates
and will split it into seven streams,
letting people walk through on foot.
16There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
as there was for Israel
when they came up from the land of Egypt.11:16 Ex 14:26–29
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