Isaiah 11:8
New International Version
The infant will play near the cobra's den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper's nest.

New Living Translation
The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.

English Standard Version
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.

Berean Study Bible
The infant will play by the cobra’s den, and the toddler will reach into the viper’s nest.

New American Standard Bible
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.

King James Bible
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

Christian Standard Bible
An infant will play beside the cobra's pit, and a toddler will put his hand into a snake's den.

Contemporary English Version
Little children will play near snake holes. They will stick their hands into dens of poisonous snakes and never be hurt.

Good News Translation
Even a baby will not be harmed if it plays near a poisonous snake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An infant will play beside the cobra's pit, and a toddler will put his hand into a snake's den.

International Standard Version
The nursing child will play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on vipers' dens.

NET Bible
A baby will play over the hole of a snake; over the nest of a serpent an infant will put his hand.

New Heart English Bible
The nursing child will play near a cobra's hole, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Infants will play near cobras' holes. Toddlers will put their hands into vipers' nests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, And the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk's den.

New American Standard 1977
And the nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

King James 2000 Bible
And the nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.

American King James Version
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

American Standard Version
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And an infant shall put his hand on the holes of asps, and on the nest of young asps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp: and the weaned child shall thrust his hand into the den of the basilisk.

Darby Bible Translation
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the adder, and the weaned child shall put forth its hand to the viper's den.

English Revised Version
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk's den.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the basilisk.

World English Bible
The nursing child will play near a cobra's hole, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.

Young's Literal Translation
And played hath a suckling by the hole of an asp, And on the den of a cockatrice Hath the weaned one put his hand.
Study Bible
The Root of Jesse
7The cow will graze with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8The infant will play by the cobra’s den, and the toddler will reach into the viper’s nest. 9They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the sea is full of water.…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:32
In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.

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

Isaiah 11:9
They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the sea is full of water.

Isaiah 14:29
Do not rejoice, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken. For a viper will spring from the serpent's root, and a flying serpent from its egg.

Treasury of Scripture

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

cockatrice'.

Isaiah 59:5
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Psalm 140:3
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.







Lexicon
The infant
יוֹנֵ֖ק (yō·w·nêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3243: To suck, to give milk

will play
וְשִֽׁעֲשַׁ֥ע (wə·ši·‘ă·ša‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8173: To look upon, fondle, please, amuse, to look about, stare

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the cobra’s
פָּ֑תֶן (pā·ṯen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6620: (a venomous serpent) perhaps cobra

den,
חֻ֣ר (ḥur)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2356: A cavity, socket, den

and the toddler
גָּמ֖וּל (gā·mūl)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1580: To deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen

will reach
הָדָֽה׃ (hā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1911: To stretch forth the hand

into
וְעַל֙ (wə·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the viper’s
צִפְעוֹנִ֔י (ṣip̄·‘ō·w·nî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6848: A serpent

nest.
מְאוּרַ֣ת (mə·’ū·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3975: Something lighted, an aperture, a crevice, hole
(8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp . . .--The description culminates in the transformation of the brute forms which were most identified with evil. As it is, the sight of a child near the hole of the asp (the cobra) or cockatrice (better, perhaps, basilisk, the great viper), would make its mother scream with terror. There was still "enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent" (Genesis 3:15), but in the far-off reign of the Christ even that enmity should disappear, and the very symbols of evil, subtle, malignant, venomous, should be reconciled to humanity. Some critics translate the last clause, "shall stretch out his hand to the eye-ball of the basilisk" as if alluding to the power of fascination commonly assigned to it.

Verse 8. - The sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp; rather, by the hole - near it. The "asp" is probably the Coluber Naje of Egypt, whose bite is very deadly. The cockatrice den. The "cockatrice" is another deadly serpent, perhaps the Daboia xanthina (Tristram, 'Natural Hist. of the Bible'). 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.
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