from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
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.
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.