ANSWERS: 7
  • They are the ongoing line of the family, leading to Jesus.
    • pugwashjw65
      Jesse was an ancestor of Jesus... Family lineage is compared to a plant...cuttings can come from a parent plant...
    • Peewit
      Centuries in advance, the Bible foretold that the Messiah would be ?a Nazarene.? Gospel writer Matthew says that Jesus? family came to dwell in ?Nazareth, that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets: ?He will be called a Nazarene.?? (Matthew 2:19-23) The name Nazarene seems to be related to the Hebrew word for ?sprout.? Evidently, Matthew was referring to Isaiah?s prophecy that called the Messiah ?a sprout? out of Jesse, meaning that the Messiah would be a descendant of Jesse, father of King David. (Isaiah 11:1) Jesus was, in fact, a descendant of Jesse through David.​
    • Texasescimo
      Nice Peewit
  • (Isaiah 11:1) A twig will grow out of the stump of Jesʹse, And a sprout from his roots will bear fruit. Centuries in advance, the Bible foretold that the Messiah would be
  • Jesse is the English version of the name Yishai. Yishai was David's father. As David's lineage establishes the royal line, the references to branches etc are figurative ways of referring to David and his family tree.
  • Jesse is a forefather of Jesus...Jesus is the stem...and the rod... In scripture, rods are for chastisement...and Jesus has been given that job... *** Bible Citations *** (Revelation 6:2) And I saw, and look! a white horse, and the one seated on it had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and to complete his conquest. NWT
    • Linda Joy
      I disagree about the rod being for chastisement. The rod is the word of God. It is also used in symbolism to represent the Savior bringing the wayward lambs back into the fold through the word of God. The lamb's crook was for guiding the sheep by their necks, not for beating them! Lambs basically follow the one in front of them, so if one goes astray others will likely follow. This is why when one goes astray the keeper will "leave the 90 and 9 and go in search of THE ONE that went astray." So many analogies in scripture.
    • pugwashjw65
      Is not the 'rod' of god...chastisement? It is his word , his requirements. Vis Jesus... Mark 9:7
    • pugwashjw65
      Scripture says to " spare the rod and spoil the child"... this ' aint' no shepherds crook. Similar but not the same.
    • Creamcrackered
      http://www.scripturezealot.com/2008/03/15/psalm-23-your-rod-and-your-staff-they-comfort-me/
    • Linda Joy
      If you spare the word of God and don't teach your child right from wrong they will be spoiled. I refuse to see God as one who terrorizes his children. He loves us and wants to protect us from harm. That's why He gave us the instruction to begin with so we could avoid the pain that comes from sin, not so He could punish us. But you're free to choose to believe whatever you wish. And I've already memorized the 23 psalm and I only read scripture from the KJV through the lds scriptures so I didn't click the zealot link, but others might appreciate the link.
    • pugwashjw65
      We could ask " why the separation between rod and staff...the rod is for teaching and occasional chastisement, whereas the staff is for help and support. to the person involved...with no chastisement...like a older persons support cane.
    • Texasescimo
      Proverbs 23:13 (KJV) Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. shebet mishenah word = dabar
    • Texasescimo
      (Proverbs 3:11, 12) My son, do not reject the discipline of Jehovah, And do not loathe his reproof, 12?For those whom Jehovah loves he reproves, Just as a father does a son in whom he delights. (Proverbs 13:24) Whoever holds back his rod hates his son, But the one who loves him disciplines him diligently. Godly discipline is not terrorizing, but loving correction. Bible based discipline anyway.
    • Texasescimo
      (Hebrews 12:5-11) And you have entirely forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: My son, do not belittle the discipline from Jehovah, nor give up when you are corrected by him; 6?for those whom Jehovah loves he disciplines, in fact, he scourges everyone whom he receives as a son. 7?You need to endure as part of your discipline. God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father 8?But if you have not all shared in receiving this discipline, you are really illegitimate children, and not sons. 9?Furthermore, our human fathers used to discipline us, and we gave them respect. Should we not more readily submit ourselves to the Father of our spiritual life and live 10?For they disciplined us for a short time according to what seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit so that we may partake of his holiness. 11?True, no discipline seems for the present to be joyous, but it is painful; yet afterward, it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    • Texasescimo
      The King James Version is the problem. The word is not rod as shebet but twig, shoot or even branch. Isaiah 11:1 (KJV) And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2415&t=KJV https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/isa/11/1/t_bibles_690001 Is 11:1 (NASB) Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
  • As stated, Jesse was a forefather of Jesus, and the father of King David. David was promised by Jehovah God that his line would continue in his family everlastingly. As Jesus is the King of the Kingdom we are taught to pray for, and the Kingdom blessings will last forever, Jesus is the Sprout about which Isaiah 11 is speaking.
  • not sure
    • pugwashjw65
      Hey ! Pearl...keep studying ALL the scriptures to BE sure.
  • The tree of Jesse, the bible often uses descriptions such as rods, trees, branches for family, seeds and Jesus as the harvester, and also the shepherd, us being the sheep.

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