“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
11:4 Judge - Defend and deliver them. Reprove - Or condemn their malicious enemies. Thy rod - With his word, which is his scepter, and the rod of his power, #Psal 110:2|, which is sharper than a sword, #Heb 4:12|, by the preaching whereof he subdued the world to himself, and will destroy his enemies, #2Thes 2:8|. This he adds farther, to declare the nature of Christ's kingdom, that it is not of this world.