Do You Hear What I Hear?
Passage: Isaiah 11:1–11:10
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
Â Â Â from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him -
Â Â Â the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
Â Â Â the Spirit of counsel and of might,
Â Â Â the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord -
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
Â Â Â or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
Â Â Â with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
Â Â Â with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be his belt
Â Â Â and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
The wolf will live with the lamb,
Â Â Â the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
Â Â Â and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
Â Â Â their young will lie down together,
Â Â Â and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobraâ€™s den,
Â Â Â and the young child will put its hand into the viperâ€™s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
Â Â Â on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
Â Â Â as the waters cover the sea.
In 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.