Isaiah 11:6

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wolfe also shall dwell with the lambe, and the leopard shall lie downe with the kid: and the calfe and the yong lion, and the fatling together, and a litle child shall lead them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the wolf will be living with the lamb, and the leopard will take his rest with the young goat; and the lion will take grass for food like the ox; and the young lion will go with the young ones of the herd; and a little child will be their guide.
- Basic English Bible

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatted beast together, and a little child shall lead them.
- Darby Bible

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
- Webster's Bible

The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little child will lead them.
- World English Bible

And a wolf hath sojourned with a lamb, And a leopard with a kid doth lie down, And calf, and young lion, and fatling [are] together, And a little youth is leader over them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 11:6


11:6 The wolf - The creatures shall be restored to that state of innocency in which they were before the fall of man. Men of fierce, and cruel dispositions, shall be so transformed by the grace of Christ, that they shall become gentle, and tractable. A child - They will submit their rebellious wills to the conduct of the meanest persons that speak to them in Christ's name.


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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