The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 11:1–5

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And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a twig shall grow forth out of his roots.

And a rod will go forth from the root of Jesse, and a flower will ascend from his root.

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And the spirit of YHWH 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 YHWH.

And he shall be at peace, 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 reverence of the LORD;

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And his delight shall be in the fear of YHWH; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;

the spirit of the fear of God. He shall not judge according to appearance, nor reprove according to report

And he will be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He will not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the land; and he shall smite the land with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

but he shall judge the cause of the lowly, and shall reprove the lowly of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the word of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he destroy the ungodly one.

Instead, he will judge the poor with justice, and he will reprove the meek of the earth with fairness. And he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and he will slay the impious with the spirit of his lips.

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

And he shall have his loins girt with righteousness, and his sides clothed with truth.

And justice will be the belt around his waist. And faith will be the warrior’s belt at his side.