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1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. 15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. 16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "Isaiah is obviously prophesying Jesus' line of ancestors, and claiming that Jesse (King David's father) will be the stem.  Given the metaphor that a Branch is Jesus and his coming, this is yet another foreshadowing of Jesus' crucifiction and rising.  Jesus is being sacrificed for the sins of the world; sacrifices to God were usually done by burning an animal over a sacrificial fire during this time.  Thus this Branch metaphor could be hinting towards Jesus being a sacrifice along with the sins of the world.  "
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""One of Jesse’s sons was David, who followed Saul as king of Israel. David overcame all of Israel’s enemies. He established national *worship. And he prepared for the construction of the *Temple in *Jerusalem"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/isaiah10-20-lbw-nh.htm"
3 Sarah R = "Another prophecy of the coming Messiah, fulfilled by Jesus. Jesus was born of the bloodline of David, Jesse's son, (see genealogies in the beginnings of Matthew and Luke). Also, Matthew 3:23 states that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of being a Nazarene (from Nazareth). Theologians believe that the prophecy stating Jesus would be called a Nazarene comes from this verse in Isaiah. "Nazarene" means "little branch", which was likely Matthew's way (in a word play) of stating Jesus' fulfillment of this verse, that a "branch" would come with the spirit of the LORD."
4 Enakshi Ganguly = ""God’s Spirit will provide the king that is coming with special gifts (skills) and qualities. Other national leaders can only pretend to possess such qualities."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/isaiah10-20-lbw-nh.htm"
5 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Jesus did not rely on outward appearance, or by the mere words that someone said. He judged with righteousness. He didn’t cheat the poor justice, and if the poor and the weak are given justice, then all will be."Source: http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/guz/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=011"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The mere words of Jesus have the power to judge the wicked. He only has to announce a judgment and it is done."Source: http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/guz/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=011"
7 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The *Messiah’s arrival will bring about perfect harmony (peace and calm) in all life. This includes the animals, especially those animals that are natural enemies. No person or animal will be afraid of another."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/isaiah10-20-lbw-nh.htm"
8 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.preceptaustin.org/Isaiah%2011%20-%20Lion%20-%20Hicks%201834.jpg"
9 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/References/OT/Prophets/Isaiah/_resIsaiah/_resOther/wolf-lamb.gif"
10 Sarah R = "Note this prophecy that the Gentiles (non-Jews) would also come to faith. The early church, at first made up of Jewish Christians, struggled with this as they thought the Messiah, or Savior, was coming only for them, the chosen people. When God showed them, first to Peter and the disciples and then to Paul, that salvation had come for the whole world, there were questions about Gentile Christian converts and whether or not they had to follow the Jewish traditions and laws. See the book of Acts and the many letters in the New Testament addressing this issue for more information."
11 Sarah R = "Prophecies in the Old Testament were threefold. Prophecies of events to come shortly in Israel's history, prophecies of the first coming of the Messiah, and prophecies of the second coming of the Messiah and the end times. Sometimes one prophecy could represent not just one of these three but two or even all three. This prophecy is likely both a prophecy of coming events to Israel and the second coming of the Messiah, when Jesus will return and gather His people from the four corners of the Earth."
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""As another example of his power, the *Lord will bring back unity between Ephraim and Judah"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/isaiah10-20-lbw-nh.htm"
13 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/asians-philistines-chained.jpg"
14 Sara Di Diego = "Image from Flickr"
15 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://gone-fishin.org/2011/02/06/the-ten-horns-and-the-little-horn-good-and-bad-news-for-edom-moab-and-ammon/"
16 Sara Di Diego = "The peoples of Moab and Ammon's ancestors were the product of an incestuous affair between Lot (Abraham's cousin) and his two daughters."
17 Enakshi Ganguly = ""...an ancient nation best known from the Old Testament, which describes Ammon as located east of the Jordan River,Gilead, and the Dead Sea, in present-day Jordan"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammon "
18 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
19 Enakshi Ganguly = ""As still another example of his power, the *Lord makes his people’s return easier by his control of nature."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/isaiah10-20-lbw-nh.htm"