Isaiah 11:2

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest vpon him, the spirit of wisedome and vnderstanding, the spirit of counsell and might, the spirit of knowledge, and of the feare of the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the spirit of the Lord will be resting on him, the spirit of wisdom and good sense, the spirit of wise guiding and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

And the spirit of the LORD will 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;
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Rested on him hath the Spirit of Jehovah, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and fear of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 11:2


11:2 Wisdom - It is not needful, exactly to distinguish these two gifts; it is sufficient that they are necessary qualifications for a governor, and a teacher, and it is evident they signify perfect knowledge of all things necessary for his own and peoples good, and a sound judgment, to distinguish between things that differ. Counsel - Of prudence, to give good counsel; and of might and courage, to execute it. Knowledge - Of the perfect knowledge of the whole will and counsel of God, as also of all secret things, yea of the hearts of men. Fear - A fear of reverence, a care to please him, and lothness to offend him.


Discussion for Isaiah 11

  • Norma
    In the KJV, Isa. 11:6 does not read that the wolf will lie down with the lamb, but it will dwell (live) with it.
    Because of the Future Kingdom of God, Christ/Messiah will have a peaceful place for all to reside as it once was in the Garden of Eden. Remember at Christ's 2nd Coming all things will be dfferent even humankind will have a new body, new heart and a new mind. All will live together

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! BEHOLD THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD ! ELIJAH IS COMING GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN AND THROUGH HIS SON OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR WHO IS SEATED AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN GLORY CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY TO OUR GOD AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! BEHOLD THE GREAT AND MIGHTY HANDY WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD !
  • Bud
    David: Would you let me know were it says that the lion will lay with the lamb. I use the KJV and the NIV and neither say the lion, but it does say the wolf. Thank you.
  • JP
    Hello David. You might be mistakenly thinking of Revelation 5:5-6.
  • David
    It is the lion shall lay with the lamb.. The mandella effect has distorted some of our memories. I have been studying the bible for 30 years. It said the lion.
  • Rose Day
    To Sue: How do you know this to be true -- that the lion will lie down with the lamb? Have you actually read this verse in the bible with your own eyes or have you just heard this verse spoken this way? I use to think it was lion too, until years ago I looked it up and was surprised to see it was wolf. Matthew 24:35: "HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY"

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