Isaiah 4:2 NIV
This verse of hope is given in a section that talks about the judgement that was coming on Jerusalem. This passage focuses on the women of the Land. In 4:2 – 6 the fruit of the Land (Jesus), redemption, the Spirit, and a reference back to the Exodus. The cloud of smoke and fire represents the refuge and hiding place that Jesus is for His people.
The “Branch” is a theme that shows up several places in reference to the Messiah. We will see Him as a Branch from Jesse, David, and the Lord. Branch here is tsemach (Strong’s 6780), it is also used in Jeremiah and Zechariah. In Isaiah 11:1 it is nester (Strong’s 5342).