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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 11

 

 

Introduction
1The peaceable kingdom of the Branch out of the root of Jesse.
10The victorious restoration of Israel, and vocation of the Gentiles.

Verse 1
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And there shall
The prophet having described the destruction of the Assyrian army under that of a mighty forest, here takes occasion to represent the Great Person, who makes the subject of this chapter, as a slender twig, shooting out of the trunk of an old tree; which tender twig, though weak in appearance, should become fruitful and prosper.
53:2; Zechariah 6:12; Revelation 5:5; 22:16
of Jesse
10; Ruth 4:17; 1 Samuel 17:58; Matthew 1:6-16; Luke 2:23-32; Acts 13:22,23; Romans 15:12
a Branch
4:2; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12

Verse 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;
the Spirit
42:1; 59:21; 61:1; Numbers 11:25,26; Matthew 3:16; John 1:32,33; 3:34; Acts 10:38
the spirit of wisdom
Deuteronomy 34:9; John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:17,18; Colossians 1:8,9; Colossians 2:2,3; 2 Timothy 1:7; James 3:17,18

Verse 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:
shall make him
33:6; Proverbs 2:5,9; Luke 2:52
understanding
Heb. scent. or, smell.
Job 12:11; 34:3; Philippians 1:9,10; Hebrews 5:14
and he shall not
1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 14:17; 1 Kings 3:9,28; John 7:24; 8:15,16; 1 Corinthians 2:13-15; 1 Corinthians 4:3-5

Verse 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.
But with
32:1; 2 Samuel 8:15; 23:2-4; 1 Kings 10:8,9; Psalms 45:6,7; 72:1-4,12-14; 82:2-4; Jeremiah 23:5,6; 33:15; Matthew 11:5; Revelation 19:11
reprove
or, argue.
1:17; Proverbs 31:8,9; Jeremiah 5:28
for the meek
29:19; 61:1; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 5:5; 2 Corinthians 10:1; Galatians 5:23; Titus 3:2; James 3:13
and he shall
Job 4:9; Psalms 2:9; 110:2; Malachi 4:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 1:16; 2:16; 19:15
with the breath
30:33; Psalms 18:8; Acts 9:1

Verse 5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
righteousness
59:17; Psalms 93:1; 2 Corinthians 6:7; Ephesians 6:14; 1 Peter 4:1; Revelation 1:13
and faithfulness
25:1; Hosea 2:20; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 1:9; Revelation 3:14

Verse 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.
65:25; Ezekiel 34:25; Hosea 2:18; Acts 9:13-20; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Galatians 3:26,27; Ephesians 4:22-32; Colossians 3:3-8; Titus 3:3-5; Philemon 1:9-16; Revelation 5:9,10

Verse 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.
cockatrice'
or, adder's.
59:5; Psalms 140:3

Verse 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.
not hurt
13; 2:4; 35:9; 60:18; Job 5:23; Micah 4:2-4; Matthew 5:44,45; Acts 2:41-47; Acts 4:29-35; Romans 12:17-21; Galatians 5:22-24; Philippians 2:14,15; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Revelation 21:27
for the
30:26; 49:6; 59:19; 60:1-22; Psalms 22:27-31; 72:19; 98:2,3; Habakkuk 2:14; Zechariah 14:9; Romans 11:25,26; Revelation 20:2-6

Verse 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.
in that day
1; 2:11; Romans 15:12; Revelation 22:16
which shall
59:19; Genesis 49:10; John 3:14,15; 12:32
to it shall
60:3,5; 66:12,19; Matthew 2:1,2; 8:11; 12:21; Luke 2:32; John 12:20,21; Acts 11:18; 26:17,18; 28:28; Romans 15:9-12
his rest
32:17,18; 66:10-12; Psalms 91:1,4; 116:7; Jeremiah 6:16; Haggai 2:9; Matthew 11:28-30; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-12; Hebrews 4:1,9-16; 1 Peter 1:7-9; 5:10
glorious
Heb. glory.
Psalms 149:5

Verse 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.
set his hand
60:1-66; Leviticus 26:40-42; Deuteronomy 4:27-31; 30:3-6; Psalms 68:22; Jeremiah 23:7,8; Jeremiah 30:8-11; 31:36-40; 33:24-26; Ezekiel 11:16-20; 34:23-28; 36:24-28; Ezekiel 37:1-48; Hosea 1:11; 3:4,5; Joel 3:1-21; Amos 9:14,15; Micah 7:14,15; Zechariah 10:8-12; 12:1-14; Romans 11:15,26; 2 Corinthians 3:16
from Assyria
16; 27:12,13; Micah 7:12
Egypt
19:23; Jeremiah 44:1
Pathros
Ezekiel 30:14
Cush
45:14; Genesis 10:6,7
Elam
Genesis 10:22; Jeremiah 25:25; Daniel 8:2
Shinar
Genesis 10:10; 11:2; Zechariah 5:11
Hamath
10:9; Jeremiah 49:23; Zechariah 9:2
the islands
24:15; 42:4; 66:19; Genesis 10:5; Jeremiah 31:10; Ezekiel 27:6; Daniel 11:18; Zephaniah 2:11

Verse 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.
set up
10; 18:3; 59:19; 62:10; Revelation 5:9
shall assemble
27:13; 43:6; 49:11,12; 56:8; Deuteronomy 32:26; Psalms 68:22; 147:2; Zephaniah 3:10; John 7:35; James 1:1
corners
Heb. wings.

Verse 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.
the envy
7:1-6; Jeremiah 3:18; Ezekiel 37:16-24; Hosea 1:11

Verse 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.
the Philistines
Obadiah 1:19; Zephaniah 2:5; Zechariah 9:5-7
toward
59:19; 66:19,20; Matthew 8:11
spoil
33:1; Jeremiah 49:28; Ezekiel 38:1-39
them of the east
Heb. the children of the east. they shall lay, etc. Heb. Edom and Moab shall be the laying on of their hand; the children of Ammon their obedience.
25:10; 34:5,6; 60:14; Numbers 24:17; Daniel 11:41; Joel 3:19; Amos 9:12; Obadiah 1:18

Verse 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.
utterly
50:2; 51:9,10; Zechariah 10:11
with his mighty
Exodus 14:21
he shake
19:16
shall smite
19:5-10; Exodus 7:19-21; Psalms 74:13-15; Ezekiel 29:10; 30:12; Revelation 16:12
dryshod
Heb. in shoes.

Verse 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.
And there shall
11; 19:23; 27:13; 35:8-10; 40:3,4; 49:12; 57:14
like as it was
42:15,16; 48:20,21; 51:10; 63:12,13; Exodus 14:26-29

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-11.html.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
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