Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Compiled by WD Kemner January 2024




The Two Advents




This chapter is strictly prophetic statements.  Two Advents of Christ!  His first coming as a child and His return as King.







Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 1


And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:




“The Branch” – see notes on Isaiah 4:2.


The Messiah will come from descendants of Jesse.




Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 2-5


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;


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:


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.


And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.




Descriptive of His Life and Personality while here on earth during the First Advent







See the study notes on the Second Coming for additional references.



Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 6-9


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.


And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.  And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.


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.




This verse is often misquoted as: “The lion will lay down with the lamb”


The entire point of these verses does not change; regardless of a lion or wolf.  There will come a time when the nature of the animals will return to the intended state and there will be peace even among the wild.


There will be total peace because the world will now be serving God.


This will happen after His Second Advent during the Millennial Kingdom.


What will happen AT THAT POINT IN TIME will now be told in the next verses.



Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 10-12


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.


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.


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.




From all over the Earth!  The people of Israel will be gathered.



Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 13-14


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.


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.




There will no longer be any dis-unity between the divided nation as to who belongs to Israel and who to Judah.  They WILL be one nation.


The Nation of Israel will be in control. No longer subjugated to anyone but God.



Isaiah Chapter 11 verse 15-16


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.


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.






The Jews will be able to “walk” across and the sea will not be a barrier.


He did it for the crossing of the Red Sea and also the Jordan! He will do it again.


This promise will appear again in chapter 27:12-13.