Isaiah 11:1–9 (LEB)

The Branch’s Righteous Reign

11 And a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch from its roots will bear fruit.

And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest on him—

a spirit of wisdom and understanding,

a spirit of counsel and might,

a spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.

And his breath is in the fear of Yahweh.

And he shall judge not by his eyesight,

and he shall rebuke not by what he hears with his ears.

But he shall judge the poor with righteousness,

and he shall decide for the needy of the earth with rectitude.

And he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,

and he shall kill the wicked person with the breath of his lips.

And righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,

and faithfulness the belt around his loins.

And a wolf shall stay with a lamb,

and a leopard shall lie down with a kid,

and a calf and a lion and a fatling together

as a small boy leads them.

And a cow and a bear shall graze;

their young shall lie down together.

And a lion shall eat straw like the cattle.

And an infant shall play over a serpent’s hole,

and a toddler shall put his hand on a viper’s hole.

They will not injure and they will not destroy on all of my holy mountain,

for the earth will be full of the knowledge of Yahweh,

as the waters cover the sea.