New Living Translation

Isaiah 11

A Branch from David’s Line

1Out of the stump of David’s family[a] will grow a shoot—
    yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.
And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
He will delight in obeying the Lord.
    He will not judge by appearance
    nor make a decision based on hearsay.
He will give justice to the poor
    and make fair decisions for the exploited.
The earth will shake at the force of his word,
    and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.
He will wear righteousness like a belt
    and truth like an undergarment.

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;
    the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.
The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,
    and a little child will lead them all.
The cow will graze near the bear.
    The cub and the calf will lie down together.
    The lion will eat hay like a cow.
The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra.
    Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.
Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,
    for as the waters fill the sea,
    so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.

10 In that day the heir to David’s throne[b]
    will be a banner of salvation to all the world.
The nations will rally to him,
    and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.[c]
11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time
    to bring back the remnant of his people—
those who remain in Assyria and northern Egypt;
    in southern Egypt, Ethiopia,[d] and Elam;
    in Babylonia,[e] Hamath, and all the distant coastlands.
12 He will raise a flag among the nations
    and assemble the exiles of Israel.
He will gather the scattered people of Judah
    from the ends of the earth.

13 Then at last the jealousy between Israel[f] and Judah will end.
    They will not be rivals anymore.
14 They will join forces to swoop down on Philistia to the west.
    Together they will attack and plunder the nations to the east.
They will occupy the lands of Edom and Moab,
    and Ammon will obey them.
15 The Lord will make a dry path through the gulf of the Red Sea.[g]
    He will wave his hand over the Euphrates River,[h]
sending a mighty wind to divide it into seven streams
    so it can easily be crossed on foot.
16 He will make a highway for the remnant of his people,
    the remnant coming from Assyria,
just as he did for Israel long ago
    when they returned from Egypt.

Notas al pie

  1. 11:1 Hebrew the stump of the line of Jesse. Jesse was King David’s father.
  2. 11:10a Hebrew the root of Jesse.
  3. 11:10b Greek version reads In that day the heir to David’s throne [literally the root of Jesse] will come, / and he will rule over the Gentiles. / They will place their hopes on him. Compare Rom 15:12.
  4. 11:11a Hebrew in Pathros, Cush.
  5. 11:11b Hebrew in Shinar.
  6. 11:13 Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
  7. 11:15a Hebrew will destroy the tongue of the sea of Egypt.
  8. 11:15b Hebrew the river.

New International Reader's Version

Isaiah 11

A Branch Will Come From Jesse’s Family Line

1Jesse’s family is like a tree that has been cut down.
    A new little tree will grow from its stump.
    From its roots a Branch will grow and produce fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on that Branch.
    The Spirit will help him to be wise and understanding.
The Spirit will help him make wise plans and carry them out.
    The Spirit will help him know the Lord and have respect for him.
The Branch will take delight
    in respecting the Lord.

He will not judge things only by the way they look.
    He won’t make decisions based simply on what people say.
He will always do what is right
    when he judges those who are in need.
He’ll be completely fair
    when he makes decisions about poor people.
When he commands that people be punished,
    it will happen.
When he orders that evil people be put to death,
    it will take place.
He will put on godliness as if it were his belt.
    He’ll wear faithfulness around his waist.

Wolves will live with lambs.
    Leopards will lie down with goats.
Calves and lions will eat together.
    And little children will lead them around.
Cows will eat with bears.
    Their little ones will lie down together.
    And lions will eat straw like oxen.
A baby will play near a hole where cobras live.
    A young child will put its hand into a nest
    where poisonous snakes live.
None of those animals will harm or destroy anything or anyone
    on my holy mountain of Zion.
The oceans are full of water.
    In the same way, the earth will be filled
    with the knowledge of the Lord.

10 At that time, here is what the man who is called the Root of Jesse will do. He will be like a banner that brings nations together. They will come to him. And the place where he rules will be glorious. 11 At that time the Lord will reach out his hand. He will gather his people a second time. He will bring back those who are left alive. He’ll bring them back from Assyria, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt and Cush. He’ll bring them from Elam, Babylon and Hamath. He will also bring them from the islands of the Mediterranean Sea.

12 He will lift up a banner.
    It will show the nations that he is gathering the people of Israel.
    He’ll bring back those who had been taken away as prisoners.
He’ll gather together the scattered people of Judah.
    He’ll bring them back from all four directions.
13 Ephraim’s people won’t be jealous anymore.
    Judah’s attackers will be destroyed.
Ephraim won’t be jealous of Judah.
    And Judah won’t attack Ephraim.
14 Together they will rush down the slopes of Philistia to the west.
    They’ll take what belongs to the people of the east.
They’ll take over Edom and Moab.
    The people of Ammon will be under their control.
15 The Lord will dry up
    the Red Sea in Egypt.
By his power he’ll send a burning wind
    to sweep over the Euphrates River.
He will break it up into many streams.
    Then people will be able to go across it wearing sandals.
16 There was a road the people of Israel used
    when they came up from Egypt.
In the same way, there will be a wide road coming out of Assyria.
    It will be used by the Lord’s people who are left alive there.