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A Contemporary Peaceable Kingdom

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(the) Word

This week’s lectionary reading from the Old Testament is Isaiah 11, often referred to as a description of the “peaceable kingdom.” When I was in seminary, I wrote a contemporary version for my OT class. Here it is: 1 Seeds shall sprout from a camp in Maine, and branches shall grow from South Africa. 2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on them, the spirit of respect and understanding, the spirit of equality and […]