Aug 8, 2014

The lion will lie down with the lamb

 The Lion Will Lie Down with the Lamb.
Why it is misquoted.

One day God will make peace, and the lion will lie down with the lamb.
It's in the Bible, supposedly.

The Old Testament book of Isaiah says the earth will be at peace, and all the animals will get along.  

But it doesn't say the lion will lie down with the lamb.
It says the leopard will lie down with the goat.
As for the king of beasts, it will keep company with the calf--
Isaiah 11:5 "[The new king] will rule his people with justice and integrity. 6 Wolves and sheep will live together in peace, and leopards will lie down with young goats. Calves and lion cubs will feed together, and little children will take care of them."  

Isaiah, the prophet, expected it to come true, between the 8th and 6th centuries BC.
However, the only thing that has come to pass is the misquotation.

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