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Isaiah 11:7

    Isaiah 11:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the cow and the bear will be friends while their young ones are sleeping together.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 11:7

    In this verse a word is omitted in the text, יחדו yachdav, together; which ought to be repeated in the second hemistich, being quite necessary to the sense. It is accordingly twice expressed by the Septuagint and Syriac.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 11:7

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 11:7

    11:7 Feed - Together, without any danger or fear. Straw - The grass of the earth, as they did at first, and shall not devour other living creatures.