1 But a branch shall spring from the stock of Jesse, And a sprout from his roots shall yield fruit.
2 And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and strength,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah;
3 And will make him sagacious in the fear of Jehovah; Not according to the sight of his eyes shall he judge, Nor according to the hearing of his ears shall he reprove.
4 For in righteousness he shall judge the poor,
And in equity shall he reprove 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.
5 And righteousness shall be the belt of his loins, And faithfulness the belt of his reins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
The calf, and the lion, and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall feed;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the child shall play on the hole of the asp,
And on the dell of the basilisk shall the weaned child lay his hand.
9 They shall not hurt, nor do injury,
In all the mountain of my holiness;
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, As with waters that cover the sea.
10 And it shall be in that day, The root of Jesse,
Which shall stand for an ensign of the peoples,
Shall be sought by the nations;
And his rest shall be glory.
11 And it shall be in that day,
The Lord will again apply his hand,
To recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, From Assyria, and from Egypt, from Parthia,
From Arabia, from Ethiopia, from Persia,
From Chaldea, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall lift up an ensign to the nations,
And shall gather the outcasts of Israel,
And shall gather the dispersed of Judah,
From the four corners of the earth.
13 And the envy of Ephraim shall depart,
And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off.
Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
And Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
14 But they shall fly on the shoulders of the Philistines to the west; They shall plunder together the children of the east; Edom and Moab shall be the stretching out of their hands, And the children of Ammon shall be their obedience.
15 And Jehovah shall utterly destroy
The tongue of the Egyptian sea;
And he shall lift up his hand on the river
By the might of his wind;
And he shall smite it in the seven streams,
And shall make them to be shod with shoes.
16 And there shall be a path for the remnant of his people, Which shall be left from Assyria,
As there was to Israel,
In the day when he came up out of the land of Egypt.