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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Isaiah 11:1-16

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Righteous rule of the twig of Jesse (1-10)

    • Wolf and lamb reside together (6)

    • Knowledge of Jehovah to fill the earth (9)

  • A remnant restored (11-16)

11  A twig+ will grow out of the stump of Jes′se,+ And a sprout+ from his roots will bear fruit.   And the spirit of Jehovah will settle upon him,+ The spirit of wisdom+ and of understanding, The spirit of counsel and of mightiness,+ The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.   And he will find delight in the fear of Jehovah.+ He will not judge by what appears to his eyes, Nor reprove simply according to what his ears hear.+   He will judge the lowly with fairness,* And with uprightness he will give reproof in behalf of the meek ones of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth+ And put the wicked to death with the breath* of his lips.+   Righteousness will be the belt around his waist, And faithfulness the belt of his hips.+   The wolf will reside for a while with the lamb,+ And with the young goat the leopard will lie down, And the calf and the lion* and the fattened animal will all be together;*+ And a little boy will lead them.   The cow and the bear will feed together, And their young will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the bull.+   The nursing child will play over the lair of a cobra, And a weaned child will put his hand over the den of a poisonous snake.   They will not cause any harm+ Or any ruin in all my holy mountain,+ Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah As the waters cover the sea.+ 10  In that day the root of Jes′se+ will stand up as a signal* for the peoples.+ To him the nations will turn for guidance,*+ And his resting-place will become glorious. 11  In that day Jehovah will again offer his hand, a second time, to reclaim the remnant of his people who are left from As·syr′i·a,+ from Egypt,+ from Path′ros,+ from Cush,+ from E′lam,+ from Shi′nar,* from Ha′math, and from the islands of the sea.+ 12  He will raise up a signal* for the nations and gather the dispersed ones of Israel,+ and he will gather together the scattered ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth.+ 13  The jealousy of E′phra·im will be gone,+ And those who show hostility to Judah will be done away with. E′phra·im will not be jealous of Judah, Nor will Judah show hostility toward E′phra·im.+ 14  And they will swoop down on the slopes* of the Phi·lis′tines to the west; Together they will plunder the people of the East. They will thrust out their hand against* E′dom+ and Mo′ab,+ And the Am′mon·ites will become their subjects.+ 15  Jehovah will divide* the gulf* of the Egyptian sea+ And wave his hand over the River.*+ With his scorching breath* he will strike it in its* seven torrents, And he will cause people to walk across in their sandals. 16  And there will be a highway+ out of As·syr′i·a for the remnant of his people who are left,+ As there was for Israel in the day he came out of the land of Egypt.

Footnotes

Or “righteousness.”
Or “spirit.”
Or “the maned young lion.”
Or possibly, “And the calf and the lion will feed together.”
Or “signal pole.”
Or “The nations will search for him.”
That is, Babylonia.
Or “signal pole.”
Lit., “shoulder.”
Or “extend their power over.”
Or possibly, “dry up.”
Lit., “tongue.”
That is, the Euphrates.
Or “spirit.”
Or possibly, “strike it into.”