Isaiah Chapter 11
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity 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.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
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Isaiah Chapter 11 Bible commentary...
The peaceful character of Christ's kingdom and subjects. (1-9) The conversion of the Gentiles and Jews. (10-16)1-9 The Messiah is called a Rod, and a Branch. The words signify a small, tender product; a shoot, such as is easily broken off. He comes forth out of the stem of Jesse; when the royal family was cut down and almost levelled with the ground, it would sprout again. The house of David was brought very low at the time of Christ's birth. The Messiah thus gave early notice that his kingdom was not of this world. But the Holy Spirit, in all his gifts and graces, shall rest and abide upon him; he shall have the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in him, #Col 1:19; 2:9|. Many consider that seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are here mentioned. And the doctrine of the influences of the Holy Spirit is here clearly taught. The Messiah would be just and righteous in all his government. His threatening shall be executed by the working of his Spirit according to his word. There shall be great peace and quiet under his government. The gospel changes the nature, and makes those who trampled on the meek of the earth, meek like them, and kind to them. But it shall be more fully shown in the latter days. Also Christ, the great Shepherd, shall take care of his flock, that the nature of troubles, and of death itself, shall be so changed, that they shall not do any real hurt. God's people shall be delivered, not only from evil, but from the fear of it. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? The better we know the God of love, the more shall we be changed into the same likeness, and the better disposed to all who have any likeness to him. This knowledge shall extend as the sea, so far shall it spread. And this blessed power there have been witnesses in every age of Christianity, though its most glorious time, here foretold, is not yet arrived. Meanwhile let us aim that our example and endeavours may help to promote the honour of Christ and his kingdom of peace.
10-16 When the gospel should be publicly preached, the Gentiles would seek Christ Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and find rest of soul. When God's time is come for the deliverance of his people, mountains of opposition shall become plains before him. God can soon turn gloomy days into glorious ones. And while we expect the Lord to gather his ancient people, and bring them home to his church, also to bring in the fulness of the Gentiles, when all will be united in holy love, let us tread the highway of holiness he has made for his redeemed. Let us wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life, looking to him to prepare our way through death, that river which separates this world from the eternal world.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Okwudili's Isaiah Chapter 11 comment on 10/02/2014, 9:01am...
in deed God is faithful that the reason why he sent his son to reconcile man back to his state in creation, that man will again enjoy benefits of the garden of Eden where he live all the whole creations in peace
James C Bertram's Isaiah Chapter 11 comment about verse 6 on 7/05/2014, 10:46pm...
It is the most refreshing thought knowing that all animals will be with us in Heaven. The most loyal who love us unconditionally...
Rev. Autrey's Isaiah Chapter 11 comment about verse 1 on 6/25/2014, 12:40pm...
Isaiah 11 reads, '1 Out of the stump of David s family will grow a shoot yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 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. 3 He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay. 4 He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. ... 10 In that day the heir to David s throne 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. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to bring back the remnant of his people. ... ' This is speaking of God as the Christ when he is born in Bethleham as Jesus. It tells how he will bring salvation to the world, and give peace and rest to his people. It specifically calls his the Lord in verse 11. And we know this is a reference to the Lord Jesus. All who believe in him are called s remnant, meaning that God 's church will be a small group. The people, then, who called Jesus the Son of David were not operating in ignorance. They knew these Scriptures and applied them to Jesus. In other words, the Holy Spirit had prepared them to know God as Jesus when he came to them. So when the Gentile woman from Syria said to Jesus, 'Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, ' she was calling him both God and the expected Savior that was to come. Today, we read over these words and never understand what the woman was saying. We have lost track of Jesus as God. But he is! And it is my job to tell as many people as I can this wonderful truth.! May God bless you!
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