Isaiah Chapter 11
(Tanakh JPS 1985. The Tanakh completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.)
1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse,
A twig shall sprout from his stock.
the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock: Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as a prophetic announcement of the “Curse of Jeconia”, the cutting down and ending by declaration of G-d of the line of the Kings of Judah in the Books of Samuel and Kings, the branch of David forbidden to ever rule over Judah in Jerusalem again, the line set forth in the Book of Matthew of the New Testament, the line of Jesus. G-d’s anointed king will come from a line of King David…
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