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Isaiah 11:2

Context
NET ©

The Lord’s spirit will rest on him 1  – a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, 2  a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, 3  a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. 4 

NIV ©

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD—

NASB ©

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

NLT ©

And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him––the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

MSG ©

The life-giving Spirit of GOD will hover over him, the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding, The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength, the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-GOD.

BBE ©

And the spirit of the Lord will be resting on him, the spirit of wisdom and good sense, the spirit of wise guiding and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

NRSV ©

The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

NKJV ©

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.


KJV
And the spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
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shall rest
<05117> (8804)
upon him, the spirit
<07307>
of wisdom
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and understanding
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the spirit
<07307>
of counsel
<06098>
and might
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the spirit
<07307>
of knowledge
<01847>
and of the fear
<03374>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
NASB ©
The Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
will rest
<05117>
on Him, The spirit
<07307>
of wisdom
<02451>
and understanding
<0998>
, The spirit
<07307>
of counsel
<06098>
and strength
<01369>
, The spirit
<07307>
of knowledge
<01847>
and the fear
<03374>
of the LORD
<03068>
.
HEBREW
hwhy
<03068>
taryw
<03374>
ted
<01847>
xwr
<07307>
hrwbgw
<01369>
hue
<06098>
xwr
<07307>
hnybw
<0998>
hmkx
<02451>
xwr
<07307>
hwhy
<03068>
xwr
<07307>
wyle
<05921>
hxnw (11:2)
<05117>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
anapausetai
<373
V-FMI-3S
ep
<1909
PREP
auton
<846
D-ASM
pneuma
<4151
N-NSN
tou
<3588
T-GSM
yeou
<2316
N-GSM
pneuma
<4151
N-NSN
sofiav
<4678
N-GSF
kai
<2532
CONJ
sunesewv
<4907
N-GSF
pneuma
<4151
N-NSN
boulhv
<1012
N-GSF
kai
<2532
CONJ
iscuov
<2479
N-GSF
pneuma
<4151
N-NSN
gnwsewv
<1108
N-GSF
kai
<2532
CONJ
eusebeiav
<2150
N-GSF
NET © [draft] ITL
The Lord’s
<03068>
spirit
<07307>
will rest
<05117>
on
<05921>
him– a spirit
<07307>
that gives extraordinary
<0998>
wisdom
<02451>
, a spirit
<07307>
that provides the ability to execute
<01369>
plans
<06098>
, a spirit
<07307>
that produces absolute loyalty
<03374>
to the Lord
<03068>
.
NET ©

The Lord’s spirit will rest on him 1  – a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, 2  a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, 3  a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. 4 

NET © Notes

sn Like David (1 Sam 16:13), this king will be energized by the Lord’s spirit.

tn Heb “a spirit of wisdom and understanding.” The synonyms are joined here to emphasize the degree of wisdom he will possess. His wisdom will enable him to make just legal decisions (v. 3). A very similar phrase occurs in Eph 1:17.

tn Heb “a spirit of counsel [or “strategy”] and strength.” The construction is a hendiadys; the point is that he will have the strength/ability to execute the plans/strategies he devises. This ability will enable him to suppress oppressors and implement just policies (v. 4).

tn Heb “a spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.” “Knowledge” is used here in its covenantal sense and refers to a recognition of God’s authority and a willingness to submit to it. See Jer 22:16. “Fear” here refers to a healthy respect for God’s authority which produces obedience. Taken together the two terms emphasize the single quality of loyalty to the Lord. This loyalty guarantees that he will make just legal decisions and implement just policies (vv. 4-5).



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