He will make fair decisions for the humble people on earth. He will judge the needy with righteousness, and decide with equity for those who suffer in the land. The poor and the needy will be treated with fairness and with justice. 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. But he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide fairly for the land’s afflicted. And he shall smite the earth - By the “earth” here, or the land, is meant evidently “the wicked,” as the following member of the parallelism shows. The envy also of E´phra-im shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: E´phra-im shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex E´phra-im. And reprove - הוכיח hô̂kiyach And judge, decide, or argue for; that is, he shall be their friend and their impartial judge; Isaiah 11:3. Matthew 24:49 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth’s poor. Shall he slay the wicked - That is, he shall condemn the wicked; or, he shall sentence them to punishment. And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. He’ll be completely fair when he makes decisions about poor people. He will strike the land with discipline from His mouth, and He will kill the wicked with a command from His lips. The word which the Messiah-King speaks shall be as the sceptre which is the symbol of authority. The Amplified Bible But with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Go to. - “Castell.”. With righteousness shall he judge the poor . Finding the new version too difficult to understand? He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. And with the breath of his lips - This is synonymous with the previous member of the parallelism. But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular, To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate, A level, a plain, as a, straightness, justice, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular, To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict, Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine plural construct, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct, Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular, The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to, Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular, Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct, Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit, Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular. But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: land he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. He will judge the poor honestly. shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite [you]. This is the quality of a just and upright magistrate, and this character the Lord Jesus everywhere evinced. With the rod of his mouth "By the blast of his mouth" - For בשבט beshebet, by the rod, Houbigant reads בשבת beshebeth, by the blast of his mouth, from נשב nashab, to blow. Perhaps it is intended to be implied, that the earth, when he should come, would be eminently depraved; which was the fact. His word will be law everywhere in the land, and criminals will be put to death. But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips. And he shall smite the land with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked man. ‹The breath of his lips‘ means that which goes forth from his lips - his doctrines, his commands, his decisions. He will kill the wicked with the breath from his lips. So in Revelation 1:16, "a sharp two-edged sword" comes forth from the mouth of the Christ of St. John's vision. 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 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. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Shall he judge the poor - That is, he shall see that impartial justice is done them; he shall not take part with the rich against the poor, but shall show that he is the friend of justice. Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. He will strike the earth with a rod from his mouth. 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 stay ye not, [but] pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath delivered them into your hand. Psalm 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. Malachi 4:3-6 King James Version (KJV). When he commands that people be punished, it will happen. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; [and] make not all the people to labour thither; for they [are but] few. With righteousness shall he judge the poor, The rod of his mouth... the breath of his lips, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT Prophets: Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness he will judge (Isa Isi Is) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools.