1 A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. 2 The Lord’s Spirit will rest on him—a Spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a Spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a Spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. 3 His smelling is in the fear of the Lord7. He will not judge by mere appearances or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. 4 He will treat the poor fairly and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth and order the wicked to be executed. 5 Justice will be like a belt around his waist, integrity will be like a belt around his hips.
1 Peter 4:14
12 Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, who is the Spirit of God, rests on you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or thief or criminal or as a troublemaker. 16 But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear such a name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the ungodly and sinners?
Notes and References
"... This study is a co-operative venture between someone who has done detailed work on the structure and meaning of 1 Peter (Van Rensburg, 1992; 1998) and someone who has worked on the concept of intertextuality (Moyise, 1995; 2000; 2002). Our aim is to demonstrate the importance of both traditional methods of interpretation and those deriving from more recent literary theory. We leave it to the reader, as all authors must, to decide whether we have been successful ... The UBSGNT2 gives three sets of information that can be utilized to give a preliminary survey of the Isaiah material in 1 Peter: 1 Peter 1:7 - Isaiah 48:10; 1 Peter 2:4 - Isaiah 28:16; 1 Peter 4:14 - Isaiah 11:2 ..."
van Rensburg, Fika J. Isaiah in 1 Peter 3:13-17 Applying Intertextuality to the Study of the Old Testament in the New (pp. 275-286) Scriptura 80, 2002
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