|Is 32:1 Behold, a king will reign righteously
And princes will rule justly.
|Is 32:2 Each will be like a refuge from the wind
And a shelter from the storm,
Like streams of water in a dry country,
Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
|Is 32:3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
|Is 32:4 The mind of the hasty will discern the truth,
And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.
|Is 32:5 No longer will the fool be called noble,
Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
|Is 32:6 For a fool speaks nonsense,
And his heart inclines toward wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD,
To keep the hungry person unsatisfied
And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
|Is 32:7 As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He devises wicked schemes
To destroy the afflicted with slander,
Even though the needy one speaks what is right.
|Is 32:8 But the noble man devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.
|Is 32:9 ¶ Rise up, you women who are at ease,
And hear my voice;
Give ear to my word,
You complacent daughters.
|Is 32:10 Within a year and a few days
You will be troubled, O complacent daughters;
For the vintage is ended,
And the fruit gathering will not come.
|Is 32:11 Tremble, you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent daughters;
Strip, undress and put sackcloth on your waist,
|Is 32:12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine,|
|Is 32:13 For the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up;
Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.
|Is 32:14 Because the palace has been abandoned, the populated city forsaken.
Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever,
A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
|Is 32:15 Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high,
And the wilderness becomes a fertile field,
And the fertile field is considered as a forest.
|Is 32:16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness
And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
|Is 32:17 And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.
|Is 32:18 Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation,
And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places;
|Is 32:19 And it will hail when the forest comes down,
And the city will be utterly laid low.
|Is 32:20 How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters,
Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.