11 Like a branch that sprouts from a stump, someone from David’s family[a] will someday be king. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will be with him to give him understanding, wisdom, and insight. He will be powerful, and he will know and honor the Lord. 3 His greatest joy will be to obey the Lord.
This king won’t judge by appearances or listen to rumors. 4 The poor and the needy will be treated with fairness and with justice. His word will be law everywhere in the land, and criminals will be put to death. 5 Honesty and fairness will be his royal robes.
6 Leopards will lie down with young goats, and wolves will rest with lambs. Calves and lions will eat together and be cared for by little children. 7 Cows and bears will share the same pasture; their young will rest side by side. Lions and oxen will both eat straw.
8 Little children will play near snake holes. They will stick their hands into dens of poisonous snakes and never be hurt.
9 Nothing harmful will take place on the Lord’s holy mountain. Just as water fills the sea, the land will be filled with people who know and honor the Lord.
God’s People Will Come Back Home
10 The time is coming when one of David’s descendants[b] will be the signal for the people of all nations to come together. They will follow his advice, and his own nation will become famous.
11.1David’s family: Hebrew “Jesse’s family.” Jesse was the father of King David.
11.10David’s descendants: Hebrew “Jesse’s descendants” (see the note at 11.1).
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