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

  • Steve morrow
    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
  • James
    It is soo powerful words from God let us look 1Peter 1:20 say knowing this first that no prophecy of scriptures is of any private interpretation I thank God and let we all thanks him for what's is doing only him know every things again thank you Soo much let in God Bless you all
  • BSP
    The beginning of this chapter shows that Jesus will have the spirit of God upon him. This results in him having the beautiful qualities described in verse 2. Jesus is the idea Leader and King and we should strive to imitate him as closely as we can.
  • 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

  • Bud
    To Sue: Thank you for the feed back, may I ask what bible you are using I us the KJV and NIV and they both read the same. Yes Noah took unclean animals two x two, but he also took 7 clean animals for food and reproduction. We should not take the life of anything for the fun of it but GOD gave the animals for food. Taking of human lives is not for food.
  • Sue
    To Bud: the "current" Bible no longer says it. Many changes. Read Amos 8:11-12. We are in these times. Noah led the animals 2x2, I know this to be true. If the word is not written in your heart....the word should be shew not slay in luke 19:27. Jesus never condoned murder. Refer to Mattew 5:44 "love thine enemies ". That part hasn't changed yet. We are in scary times.

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