|Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, |
and princes will rule in justice.
|A king with integrity. Is.32.1-8|
|Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, |
a covert from the tempest,
like streams of water in a dry place,
like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
|Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, |
and the ears of those who hear will hearken.
|The mind of the rash will have good judgment, |
and the tongue of the stammerers will speak readily and distinctly.
|The fool will no more be called noble, |
nor the knave said to be honorable.
|For the fool speaks folly, |
and his mind plots iniquity:
to practice ungodliness,
to utter error concerning the LORD,
to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied,
and to deprive the thirsty of drink.
|The knaveries of the knave are evil; |
he devises wicked devices
to ruin the poor with lying words,
even when the plea of the needy is right.
|But he who is noble devises noble things, |
and by noble things he stands.
|Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; |
you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech.
|Judgement & restoration. Is.32.9-20|
|In little more than a year |
you will shudder, you complacent women;
for the vintage will fail,
the fruit harvest will not come.
|Tremble, you women who are at ease, |
shudder, you complacent ones;
strip, and make yourselves bare,
and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
|Beat upon your breasts for the pleasant fields, |
for the fruitful vine,
|for the soil of my people |
growing up in thorns and briers;
yea, for all the joyous houses
in the joyful city.
|For the palace will be forsaken, |
the populous city deserted;
the hill and the watchtower
will become dens for ever,
a joy of wild asses,
a pasture of flocks;
|until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, |
and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.
|Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, |
and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
|And the effect of righteousness will be peace, |
and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever.
|My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, |
in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
|And the forest will utterly go down, |
and the city will be utterly laid low.
|Happy are you who sow beside all waters, |
who let the feet of the ox and the ass range free.
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