And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
And the Spirit of HaShem 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 HaShem;
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of HaShem, 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.
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 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’s den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of HaShem as the waters cover the sea.
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 HaShem 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.
The envy of Ephraim also 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 towards 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.
And HaShem shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea, and with his mighty wind, he shall shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry-shod.
And there shall be a 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.
Tehillim 81, 82, 83, 84
Sing with joy unto Elohim uzeinu (our strength); make a joyful noise unto Elohei Ya’akov.
Begin a song, and bring hither the tambourine, the pleasant kinnor (harp) with the nevel (lyre).
Blow the shofar at Rosh Chodesh, at the full moon, on Yom Chageinu.
For this was a chok for Yisroel, and a mishpat of the Elohei Ya’akov.
This He ordained in Yosef for an edut, when He went out over Eretz Mitzra- yim; where a language of one not known did I hear.
I removed his shekhem (shoulder) from the burden; his hands were delivered from the basket.
In tzoros thou calledst, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the seter ra’am (secret place of thunder); I tested thee at the waters of Merivah. Selah.
Shema, O My people, and I will admonish thee; O Yisroel, if thou wilt pay heed unto Me;
There shall no el zar (strange, foreign god) be among thee; neither shalt thou worship any el nechar (foreign god).
I am Hashem Eloheicha Who brought thee out of Eretz Mitzrayim; open thy mouth wide, I will fill it.
But My people would not pay heed to My voice; and Yisroel would have none of Me.
So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ sherirut (stubbornness); and they walked in their own mo’atzot (counsels).
Oh that My people had paid heed unto Me, and Yisroel had walked in My ways!
I should soon have subdued their oyevim and turned My Yad (hand, power) against their adversaries.
The haters of Hashem should have cringed before Him; their et (time, fate, punishment) endures l’olam.
He would have fed them also with the finest of the chittah (wheat); and with devash (honey) from the Tzur would I have satisfied thee.
Elohim standeth in the Adat El; He judgeth among the elohim [See Ps 82:6 and Yn 10:34].
Ad mosai (How long) will ye judge unjustly, and show partiality to the resha’im? Selah.
Defend the poor and yatom (fatherless); do justice to the oni (afflicted) and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the yad resha’im.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in choshech; all the foundations of ha’aretz are shaken.
I have said, elohim ye are; and all of you are Bnei HaElyon.
But ye shall die like adam, and fall like one of the sarim (princes).
Arise, Elohim, judge ha’aretz; for Thou shalt inherit kol HaGoyim.
(Shir. Mizmor of Asaph). Keep not Thou silent, O Elohim; hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O El (G-d).
For, hinei, Thine oyevim are in tumult; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the rosh.
They lay out a crafty conspiracy against Amecha (Thy people), and plot against Tzefunecha (Thy sheltered, protected, hidden ones).
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a goy (nation); that the shem Yisroel may be no more remembered.
For they have plotted together with one lev; they cut a brit against Thee;
The ohalim Edom, and the Yishm’elim; of Moav, and the Hagerim;
Geval, and Ammon, and Amalek; Peleshet (Philistia) with the inhabitants of Tzor;
Assyria also is joined with them; they are the zero’a (strong arm) of the Bnei Lot. Selah.
Do unto them as unto Midyan; as to Sisra, as to Yavin, at the Wadi Kishon [see Shofetim chp 4-8];
Which became shmad at Ein-Dor; they became like domen (dung, fertilizer) for ha’adamah.
Make their nobles like Orev, and like Ze’ev; yes, all their princes like Zevach, and like Tzalmunna;
Who said, Let us take possession for ourselves of the pasturelands of Elohim.
O Elohai, make them like galgal (tumbleweed); like chaff before the ruach (wind).
As the eish consumeth the forest, and as the flame setteth ablaze harim;
So pursue them with Thy sa’ar (tempest, storm), and make them afraid with Thy storm.
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Shimcha, Hashem.
Let them be put to shame and dismayed adei ad (forever); yes, let them perish in disgrace;
Let them have da’as that Thou alone, Shimcha Hashem, art Elyon al kol HaAretz.
How yedidot (lovely) are thy mishkanot, O Hashem Tzva’os!
My nefesh longeth, yea, even fainteth for the khatzrot Hashem (courts of Hashem); my lev and my basar crieth out for El Chai.
Yea, the sparrow hath found a bais, and the swallow a ken (nest) for herself, where she may lay her young, even Thine mizbechot, O Hashem Tzva’os Malki v’Elohai.
Ashrei are they that dwell in Thy Beis [Hamikdash]; they are ever praising Thee. Selah.
Ashrei is the adam whose oz (strength) is in Thee; in whose lev are their highways [to Tziyon; see verse 7(8)].
Who passing through the valley of Baca (weeping) make it a ma’ayon (spring, fountain); the moreh (early rain) also covereth it with berakhot (blessings).
They go from strength to strength, every one of them who appeareth before Elohim in Tziyon.
O Hashem Elohim Tzva’os, hear my tefillah; give ear, O Elohei Ya’akov. Selah.
Behold mogineinu (our shield), O Elohim, and look upon the face of Thine Moshiach.
For a yom in Thy khatzrot is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the Beis Elohai, than to dwell in the ohalim resha (tents of wickedness).
For Hashem Elohim is a shemesh and a mogen; Hashem will give chen and kavod; no good thing will He withhold from the holekhim b’tamim (them that walk uprightly).
O Hashem Tzva’os, ashrei is the adam bote’ach (man that trusteth, hath confident faith) in Thee.
And all the inhabitants of ha’aretz are considered as nothing, and He doeth according to His will in the Tzivos HaShomayim, and among the inhabitants of ha’aretz; and none can restrain His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?
At the same time my da’as returned unto me; and for the kavod of my malchut, mine honor and splendor returned unto me; and my counselors and my nobles sought unto me; and I was established in my malchut, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
Now I Nevuchadnetzar praise and extol and honor the Melech HaShomayim, all Whose works are emes, and His ways mishpat; and those that walk in ga’avah (pride) He is able to abase.