||English: New American Standard Bible
Isaiah 32 [Commentary] |
||Behold, a king will reign righteously
And princes will rule justly.
||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.
||Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
||The mind of the hasty will discern the truth,
And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.
||No longer will the fool be called noble,
Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
||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.
||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.
||But the noble man devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.
||Rise up, you women who are at ease,
And hear my voice;
Give ear to my word,
You complacent daughters.
||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.
||Tremble, you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent daughters;
Strip, undress and put sackcloth on your waist,
||Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine,
||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.
||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;
||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.
||Then justice will dwell in the wilderness
And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
||And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.
||Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation,
And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places;
||And it will hail when the forest comes down,
And the city will be utterly laid low.
||How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters,
Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.
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