1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; ¶ from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, ¶ the Spirit of counsel and of might, ¶ the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD —
3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, ¶ or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. ¶ He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; ¶ with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb, ¶ the leopard will lie down with the goat, ¶ the calf and the lion and the yearling [^1] together; ¶ and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, ¶ and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra's den, the young child will put its hand into the viper's nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, ¶ for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD ¶ as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.
11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, [^2] from Elam, from Babylonia, [^3] from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.
12 He will raise a banner for the nations ¶ and gather the exiles of Israel; ¶ he will assemble the scattered people of Judah ¶ from the four quarters of the earth.
13 Ephraim's jealousy will vanish, and Judah's enemies [^4] will be destroyed; ¶ Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah, ¶ nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.
14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east. ¶ They will subdue Edom and Moab, ¶ and the Ammonites will be subject to them.
15 The LORD will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea; ¶ with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand ¶ over the Euphrates River. ¶ He will break it up into seven streams ¶ so that anyone can cross over in sandals.
16 There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, ¶ as there was for Israel ¶ when they came up from Egypt.