The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 32

A king (the Messiah) will reign in righteousness—The land of Israel will be a wilderness until the day of restoration and gathering.

 Behold, a aking shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in bjudgment.

 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.

 And the aeyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

 The vile person shall be no more called aliberal, nor the bchurl said to be cbountiful.

 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.

 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.

 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

 ¶Rise up, ye awomen that are at ease; hear my voice, ye bcareless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

 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.

 17 And the work of righteousness shall be apeace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and bassurance for ever.

 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

 19 When it shall ahail, coming down on the forest; and the bcity shall be low in a low place.

 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.