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.
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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the cow and the bear shall feed - That is, together. Animals that by nature do not dwell together, where by nature the one would be the prey of the other, shall dwell together - animage of safety and peace.
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox - A representation of the change that will take place under the reign of the Messiah in the natural disposition of men, and in the aspect of society; as great as if the lion were to lose his natural appetite for blood, and to live on the usual food of the ox. This cannot be taken literally, for such an interpretation would suppose a change in the physical organization of the lion - of his appetites, his teeth, his digestive organs - a change which it would be absurd to suppose will ever exist. It would in fact make him a different being. And it is clear, therefore, that the whole passage is to be interpreted in "moral" sense, as denoting great and important changes in society, and in the hearts of men.
LibraryJuly the Second Light and Lightning
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him." --ISAIAH xi. 1-10. And the spirit is one of light! All the doors and windows are open. His correspondences are perfect and unbroken. He is of "quick understanding," keen-scented to discern the essences of things, alert to perceive the reality behind the semblance, to "see things as they are." All the great primary senses are awake, and He has knowledge of every "secret place." "He shall smite ... with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
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The Death and the Raising of Lazarus - the Question of Miracles and of this Miracle of Miracles - views of Negative Criticism on this History
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.
"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.
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