Isaiah 11:9-10 Universal Knowledge of God

Isaiah 11:9 They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

The holy mountain is Jerusalem. It sits on a hill. Thus the phrase, “Let’s go up to Jerusalem”. Is there peace in Jerusalem today March 2014? Right…

“Hurt” in the Hebrew is ra`a`. It can also be translated: to do an injury or hurt, to do evil or wickedly, mischief.

“Destroy” in the Hebrew is shachath. It can be translated: to spoil, ruin, destroy, to pervert, or corrupt (morally). Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

God is promising. Jerusalem will not be injured, spoiled, ruined, destroyed, perverted, or corrupted. Evil or mischief will fall upon the city. A king will be in place who will prevent these things from happening.

Peace in the animal kingdom is equated with peace in Jerusalem.Isaiah 11:8-9 parallels Isaiah 65:25 with this concept.

Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.

Is the Earth full of Biblical knowledge today in March 2014? This verse says Biblical knowledge will be worldwide. The assumption is a worldly kingdom. It is going to happen just as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:10 Then in that day the nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; and His resting place will be glorious.

The Hebrew grammar indicates it is the Gentile nations who will seek and enquire towards the root. The root of the line of Jesse is Jesus. The Apostle Paul confirms this root is Jesus in Romans 15.

The idea of a “signal” is consistent with a banner, ensign, or sign that is raised up on a pole. Granted, the language in this verse is figurative. Jesus was literally raised up on a cross. In Him, there will be security and peace.

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