A king (the Messiah) will reign in righteousness—The land of Israel will be a wilderness until the day of restoration and gathering.
2 And aa man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the aeyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
6 For the vile person will speak avillany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise bhypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with alying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall afail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird asackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall alament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city ashall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a afruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.