|Is 32:1 Behold, a King will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
|Is 32:2 Each [one of them] will be like a hiding place from the wind
And a shelter from the storm,
Like streams of water in a dry land,
Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched and weary land [to those who turn to them].
|Is 32:3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded,
And the ears of those who hear will listen attentively.
|Is 32:4 The heart (mind) of those who act impulsively will discern the truth,
And the tongue of the stammerers will hurry to speak clearly.
|Is 32:5 The fool (the good-for-nothing) will no longer be called noble,
Nor the rogue said to be generous.
|Is 32:6 For the fool speaks nonsense,
And his heart (mind) plans wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error concerning the LORD,
To keep the craving of the hungry unsatisfied
And to deprive the thirsty of drink.
|Is 32:7 As for the rogue, his weapons are evil;
He conceives wicked plans
To ruin the poor with lies,
Even when the plea of the needy one is just and right.
|Is 32:8 But the noble man conceives noble and magnificent things;
And he stands by what is noble and magnificent.
|Is 32:9 ¶ Rise up, you women who are carefree,
And hear my voice,
You confident and unsuspecting daughters!
Listen to what I am saying.
|Is 32:10 In little more than a year
You will tremble [with anxiety], you unsuspecting and complacent women;
For the vintage has ended,
And the harvest will not come.
|Is 32:11 Tremble, you women who are carefree;
Tremble with fear, you complacent ones!
Strip, undress and wear sackcloth on your waist [in grief],
|Is 32:12 Beat your breasts [in mourning] for the beautiful fields, for the fruitful vine,
|Is 32:13 For the land of my people growing over with thorns and briars--
Yes, [mourn] for all the houses of joy in the joyous city.
|Is 32:14 For the palace has been abandoned, the populated city deserted;
The hill [of the city] and the watchtower have become caves [for wild animals] 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 valued as a forest. [Ps 104:30; Ezek 36:26, 27; 39:29; Zech 12:10]
|Is 32:16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
And righteousness will live in the fertile field.
|Is 32:17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace,
And the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.
|Is 32:18 Then my people will live in a peaceful surrounding,
And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places.
|Is 32:19 But it will hail, when the forest comes down,
And the [capital] city will fall in utter humiliation.
|Is 32:20 Blessed (happy, fortunate) are you who cast your seed upon all waters [when the river overflows its banks and irrigates the land],
You who allow the ox and the donkey to roam freely.