2 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.
3 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.+
4 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+
6 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.
7 The cow and the bear will feed together,
And their young will lie down together.
The lion will eat straw like the bull.+
8 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.
9 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 Jesʹse+ will stand up as a signal* for the peoples.+
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·syrʹi·a,+ from Egypt,+ from Pathʹros,+ from Cush,+ from Eʹlam,+ from Shiʹnar,* from Haʹmath, 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 Eʹphra·im will be gone,+
And those who show hostility to Judah will be done away with.
Eʹphra·im will not be jealous of Judah,
Nor will Judah show hostility toward Eʹphra·im.+
14 And they will swoop down on the slopes* of the Phi·lisʹtines to the west;
Together they will plunder the people of the East.
They will thrust out their hand against* Eʹdom+ and Moʹab,+
And the Amʹmon·ites will become their subjects.+
With his scorching breath* he will strike it in its* seven torrents,
And he will cause people to walk across in their sandals.