A growth from the main stem or root of a plant (Gen 19:25
; Ezek 16:7
; Ps 85:11
). “Branch” or “shoot” is used metaphorically in prophecies of redemption to refer to the future glory of the Israelites (Isa 60:21
) and, more commonly, to the divinely appointed ruler. God will establish a “righteous Branch” of David whose way will be just (Jer 23:5
; Jer 33:15
; Ps 132:17
25and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
7and grow up like a plant of the field.” You grew up and became tall and arrived at full womanhood; your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you w ... View more
11Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
21Your people shall all be righteous;
they shall possess the land forever.
They are the shoot that I planted, the work of my hands,
so that I might be glorified ... View more
The Righteous Branch of David
5The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal ... View more
15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
17There I will cause a horn to sprout up for David;
I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.