Isaiah 11:7
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New International Version
The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

New Living Translation
The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow.

English Standard Version
The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

New American Standard Bible
Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox.

King James Bible
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cow and the bear will graze, their young ones will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

International Standard Version
The cow and the bear will graze, and their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

NET Bible
A cow and a bear will graze together, their young will lie down together. A lion, like an ox, will eat straw.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cows and bears will eat together. Their young will lie down together. Lions will eat straw like oxen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

King James 2000 Bible
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

American King James Version
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

American Standard Version
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The calf and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall rest together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Darby Bible Translation
And the cow and the she-bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

English Revised Version
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

World English Bible
The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the ox.

Young's Literal Translation
And cow and bear do feed, Together lie down their young ones, And a lion as an ox eateth straw.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-9 The Messiah is called a Rod, and a Branch. The words signify a small, tender product; a shoot, such as is easily broken off. He comes forth out of the stem of Jesse; when the royal family was cut down and almost levelled with the ground, it would sprout again. The house of David was brought very low at the time of Christ's birth. The Messiah thus gave early notice that his kingdom was not of this world. But the Holy Spirit, in all his gifts and graces, shall rest and abide upon him; he shall have the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in him, Col 1:19; 2:9. Many consider that seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are here mentioned. And the doctrine of the influences of the Holy Spirit is here clearly taught. The Messiah would be just and righteous in all his government. His threatening shall be executed by the working of his Spirit according to his word. There shall be great peace and quiet under his government. The gospel changes the nature, and makes those who trampled on the meek of the earth, meek like them, and kind to them. But it shall be more fully shown in the latter days. Also Christ, the great Shepherd, shall take care of his flock, that the nature of troubles, and of death itself, shall be so changed, that they shall not do any real hurt. God's people shall be delivered, not only from evil, but from the fear of it. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? The better we know the God of love, the more shall we be changed into the same likeness, and the better disposed to all who have any likeness to him. This knowledge shall extend as the sea, so far shall it spread. And this blessed power there have been witnesses in every age of Christianity, though its most glorious time, here foretold, is not yet arrived. Meanwhile let us aim that our example and endeavours may help to promote the honour of Christ and his kingdom of peace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - The lion shall eat straw (comp. Isaiah 65:25). There is nothing impossible in this. Cats are fond of some kinds of vegetable food.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the cow and the bear shall feed,.... That is, together, in one church state, at one table, or in one pasture, upon the wholesome food of the Gospel, the salutary doctrines of Christ; who though before of different dispositions, the one tame and gentle, useful and profitable, dispensing the milk of the divine word, and gracious experience; the other cruel and voracious, barbarous and inhuman, worrying the lambs and sheep of Christ; but now of the same nature, and having no ill will to one another, and being without fear of each other:

their young ones shall lie down together; those like the calf and the young bear, shall lie in the green pastures of Gospel ordinances, and do no injury, the latter to the former, being of one mind, and agreeing in doctrine and practice:

and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; kings shall be nursing fathers to the church, and feed on the same Gospel provisions; and there shall be a great agreement between them who were before comparable to lions for their strength, power, and cruelty, and ministers of the Gospel, who are compared to oxen, for their strength and laboriousness, 1 Corinthians 9:9 "straw" here denotes true doctrine, though elsewhere false, see 1 Corinthians 3:12.

See Gill (Editor's note) on "Isa 11:6" .

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. feed—namely, "together"; taken from the second clause.

straw—no longer flesh and blood.

Isaiah 11:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Root of Jesse
6And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. 7Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.…
Cross References
Isaiah 11:8
The infant will play near the cobra's den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper's nest.

Isaiah 65:25
The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

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