the lion will lie down with the lamb; the lion shall lie down with the lamb

enemies will come together in peace
—She has not given up hope that the war in her country will end and her people will have peace. She still believes that the lion will lie down with the lamb.

Isaiah said that lasting peace would come with the arrival of a special leader, a descendant of David who would restore the nation and judge with righteousness. Even though Isaiah did not specifically mention a lion and lamb lying down together, he did give several examples of natural enemies living side by side:

A wolf will reside with a lamb,

and a leopard will lie down with a young goat;

an ox and a young lion will graze together,

as a small child leads them along [a little child shall lead them].

A cow and a bear will graze together,

their young will lie down together.

A lion, like an ox, will eat straw.

A baby will play

over the hole of a snake;

over the nest of a serpent

an infant will put his hand.

They will no longer injure or destroy

on my entire royal mountain.

For there will be universal submission to the Lord’s sovereignty,

just as the waters completely cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9)

Now, when people say, “a little child shall (or will) lead them,” they mean that children can teach us all, even adults, and show us how to do the right thing.

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