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1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

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;

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

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.

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

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.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

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.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

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.

16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

Commentary for Isaiah 11

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.

Discussion for Isaiah 11

  • Mishael on Isaiah 11
    The tithing issue can easily be addressed.

    2 Corinthians 9:7

    Give it cheerfully. Not grudgingly. Not of necessity.

    God doesn't need your money. He just wants to know if we trust Him.
  • Mishael on Isaiah 11
    Charles: obviously you have strong feelings about women generally. News media has poisoned our minds daily in some aspects. Flip side there are many women doing the best they can with very little. Not all.

    I'm praying Malachi 4:5-6, on this generation of men.

    'And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.'

    Isaiah 59:21, a covenant.

    I have faith in God to perform this miracle.

    God needs workers to send into the harvest.

    This world system that makes us so angry at times is going to pass away. It cannot be fixed! We are on a rescue mandate. Like Noah, get them in the ark (who is Jesus).
  • Alex on Isaiah 11
    This Isaiah 11 is all 2 nd coming.The weaned Child and the sucking Child is th heavenly Child th Children of the kingdom that is gonna be born in humanity,All the animals are symbolic of humanity but the lil Child that leads them is the H.G. JESUS had said that the H.G was gonna lead us but the H.G is described as a Child simply b/c he has to be BORN in us via that good seed the WORD OF THE KINGDOM.When Isaiah saw the Kingdom coming he said unto US a Child is BORN,UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN, Only Jesus can initiate the heavenly BIRTH with his seed His WORD, A BIRTH implies a Child,The Church is gonna have a baby Which is the H.G. IMMANUEL GOD WITH US.TY JESUS FOR THE SEED OF THE SOWER TH WORD.
  • Alex on Isaiah 11
    There shall come a rod out of the stem of Jesse which was David and a branch shall grow out of his roots a man of much wisdom thats Solomon a great judge that God wd allow to build the temple,not David the son but Solomon the GRANSON which is prophetic of the H.G. that builds his temple in our body as the scripture says our bodies are the temple of the H.G. TH GRANSON,Thats y jesus said a greater then Solomon is here simply b/c the H.G. builds a greater temple then Solomon in humanity Remember Solomons prayer was for all of humanity even the Strangers that were NOT OF GODS PPL .Isaiah knew that Jesse/david n solomon had long beed dead but he uses them as symbolic of a kingdom coming last day
  • Alex on Isaiah 11
    O my God this Isaiah 11 is prophetic of the 2 nd coming,The Lord will set his hand AGAIN THE 2 ND time TO RECOVER the remnant of his ppl from All NATIONS.The 3 rd person is the great judge,he is describing these 3 men as a jesse david and solomon type of heavenly Kingdom.jesse david and solomon had long been dead but he is using them as symbolic language for a Davidic kingdom coming,ALL THE animals are humanity th lil Child that leads them is th H.G. That Jesus said wd lead you into all truth, the weaned child and the sucking child are th children of promise that is gona be born in us th H.G. via th seed of Christ the Word unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child etc the new birth.gb
  • Obbie Beal on Isaiah 11
    Above we learn Jehovah GOD continue HIS work among mankind, building when HE desire, and casting down when HE desire. Showing mercy where HE desire and executing HIS wrath where HE desire. Nevertheless in the above we learn there is a REMNANT chosen by GOD for GOD. 2020 and being this late in the game of life I shall TRUST in John 3:16 - 21.
  • Rosanna on Isaiah 11
    Why were there so many paintings of the Lion laying down with the Lamb. Song, Peace in the valley, this has been changed, and more, some see and some don't, why I don't know.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    You all are remembering a famous picture by a famous artist which painting showed a loin and a lamb. It was always and still is a wolf shall lay down with a lamb. The devil can do many things but he can't change Gods word.
  • Rosanna Jackson - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    Stanjett, I said 11:6reads The wolf shall dwell with the Lamb, not what you said, as I have told the rest of you, I was a Sunday school teacher, years back, I know what it said, Just like Moses wrote on tablets not tables, there are modern day language in my old KJV BIBLE, WAS NOT THERE BEFORE! I am totally blown away at all of this, you would have to see it, your mind would not believe it either
  • Rosanna - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    I searched those paintings back to 1800s. There are so many other's. Moses did not come down with 10 COMMANDMENTS, written on tables, we all know better than that. In Luke , the theives beside Jesus , were never called malefactors, and we ALL KNOW THAT TOO. There is so much word changes and repeats, you or no one else can explain it. The way it is.


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