New International Version

Isaiah 11:1-16

The Branch From Jesse

1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;

from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

2The 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

3and 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;

4but 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.

5Righteousness will be his belt

and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

6The wolf will live with the lamb,

the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling11:6 Hebrew; Septuagint lion will feed together;

and a little child will lead them.

7The cow will feed with the bear,

their young will lie down together,

and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

8The infant will play near the cobra’s den,

and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.

9They 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.

10In 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. 11In 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,11:11 That is, the upper Nile region from Elam, from Babylonia,11:11 Hebrew Shinar from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.

12He 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.

13Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish,

and Judah’s enemies11:13 Or hostility will be destroyed;

Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,

nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.

14They 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.

15The 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.

16There 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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以赛亚书 11:1-16

大卫的后裔做王

1就像树墩上长出新的枝条,

大卫的后裔中必有一人做王。

2耶和华的灵必住在他身上,

使他有聪明和智慧、谋略和能力,

能认识并敬畏耶和华。

3他必以敬畏耶和华为乐。

他不凭眼见施行审判,

不凭耳闻断定是非,

4而是按公义审判贫穷人,

以公正为受苦者断案。

他必用口中的杖击打世界,

以嘴里的气杀戮恶人。

5公义必作他的腰带,

信实必作他肋下的带子。

6那时,豺狼和绵羊羔同住,

豹子和山羊羔同卧,

牛犊和狮子同群,

小孩子可以照看它们。

7牛与熊一起吃喝,

小牛和小熊一起躺卧,

狮子像牛一样吃草。

8吃奶的婴孩在毒蛇的洞口玩耍,

断奶的孩子把手伸进蛇洞。

9在我的整个圣山上,

它们都不伤人、不害物。

认识耶和华的人必充满天下,

就像水充满海洋一样。

10到那日,耶西的根必成为引导万民的旗帜,外族人都来寻求他,他的住处充满荣耀。 11到那日,主必再次伸手从亚述埃及巴特罗古实以拦示拿哈马和众海岛救回祂剩余的子民。

12祂必向各国竖立旗帜,

召集被掳的以色列人,

把分散在世界各地的犹大人聚集起来。

13以色列必不再嫉妒犹大

犹大必不再与以色列为敌,

以色列的嫉妒和犹大的敌意必烟消云散。

14他们必联合起来,

向西征讨非利士

向东征服以东摩押亚扪

15耶和华必使埃及的海干涸,

挥手用焦热的风使幼发拉底河分成七条溪流,

使人可以涉水而过。

16祂剩余的子民必沿着大路从亚述归回,

就像昔日以色列人离开埃及一样。