Isa 11:1
11:1 And there shall come forth a {a} rod out of the stem of
     Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

     (a) Because the captivity of Babylon was a figure of the
         spiritual captivity under sin, he shows that our true
         deliverance must come by Christ: for as David came out
         of Jesse, a man without dignity, so Christ would come
         of a poor carpenter's house as out of a dead stock,
         @Isa 53:2.

Isa 11:4
11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove
     with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall {b}
     smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the
     breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

     (b) All these properties can agree to no one, but only to
         Christ: for it is he who touches the hearts of the
         faithful and mortifies their concupiscence: and to the
         wicked he is the favour of death and to them who will
         perish, so that all the world will be smitten with his
         rod, which is his word.

Isa 11:6
11:6 The {c} 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.

     (c) Men because of their wicked affections are named by the
         names of beasts, in which the same affections reign:
         but Christ by his Spirit will reform them, and work in
         them such mutual charity, that they will be like lambs,
         favouring and loving one another and cast off all their
         cruel affections, @Isa 65:25.

Isa 11:9
11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
     for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD,
     as {d} the waters cover the sea.

     (d) It will be in as great abundance as the waters in the

Isa 11:10
11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which
      shall stand for an ensign of the {e} people; to it shall
      the Gentiles seek: and his {f} rest shall be glorious.

      (e) He prophecies of the calling of the Gentiles.
      (f) That is, the Church which he also calls his rest,
          @Ps 132:14.

Isa 11:11
11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord
      shall set his hand {g} 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 isles of the sea.

      (g) For God first delivered his people out of Egypt and
          now promises to deliver them out of their enemies
          hands as from the Parthians, Persians, Chaldeans and
          them of Antioch among whom they were dispersed and
          this is chiefly meant of Christ, who calls his people
          being dispersed through all the world.

Isa 11:13
11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries
      of {h} Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy
      Judah, and Judah shall not distress Ephraim.

      (h) Here he describes the consent that will be in his
          Church and their victory against their enemies.

Isa 11:15
11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the {i} tongue of the
      Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his
      hand {k} over the river, and shall smite it in the seven
      streams, and make [men] go over dryshod.

      (i) Meaning a corner of the sea that enters into the land
          and has the form of a tongue.
      (k) That is, Nile, the great river of Egypt which enters
          into the sea with seven streams.

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