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Day Three : 2nd December

2nd December

Isaiah 11

1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
The spirit of wisdom and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
3 His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide by what his ears hear;
4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

5 Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,
and faithfulness the belt around his loins.

Together in Song: Hymn 265 [language changed to old form]

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here,
until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

4. O come, thou branch of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny
from depths of hell thy people save
and give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Stump of Jesse; branch of Jesse: Jesse was the father of David.
The one who is to come is to revive the Davidic line.
Emmanuel, god with us, is the incarnation (god made flesh).