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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

  • Angela
    Isaiah 11:6 - KJV used to say the lion will lay down with the lamb...Mandela effect on Bible..now says and the wolf....
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 11:5 and righteousness shall be the girdle of HIS loins and faithfulness the girdle of HIS reins HOSEA 2:20 I will even betroth thee unto ME in faithfulness and thou shalt know THE LORD 1 JOHN 2:3 AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM --IF-- WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS 1 JOHN 2:29 if you know that HE is righteous you know that everyone that doeth righteousness is --- BORN OF HIM ---
  • Alex
  • BSP
    Verse 9: What a wonderful blessing it will be when the entire earth is filled with the knowledge of Jehovah God.
  • Alex
    When ya read isaiah 11 remember that jesse david and solomon had been dead for approx. 300 yrs. isaiah is just using jesse david and solomon as symbolic language for a davidic type kingdom coming in the last days..solomon was the Promise child....and solomon means comforter...which answers to the H.G. which is the child of PROMISE that is gonna lead us
  • Alex
    isaiah 11 is prophetic of the last days...a trinity type kingdom as jesse david and solomon is coming which is symbolic of the father son and the H.G...the stem that comes out of jesse is david and the branch that comesout of david is solomon....a man of much wisdom
  • Naoul alex nacol
    isaiah 11 is describing a kingdom coming in the last days that will be a trinity type kingdom as jesse, david and solomon...the stem that come out of jesse is david and the branch that comes out of david is solomon....a man of much wisdom...thats solomon a type of the h.g.meaning the comforter which is the H.G. that is gonna lead us into all truth...when he the spirt of truth is come he will lead
  • Naoul alex nacol
    isaiah 11 is prophetic of the last days as v 11 says he will set his hand AGAIN A SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNENT OF HIS PPL...all the animals are symbolic of humanity, the child that leads them is the h.g ' when he the spirit of truth is come he will lead you into all truth

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