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Isaiah 32 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Righteous Kingdom Announced
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Indeed, a king will reign righteously,

and rulers will rule justly.

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Each will be like a shelter from the wind,

a refuge from the rain,

like flowing streams in a dry land

and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land.

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Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed,

and the ears of those who hear will listen.

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The reckless mind will gain knowledge,

and the stammering tongue will speak clearly and fluently.

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A fool will no longer be called a noble,

nor a scoundrel said to be important.

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For a fool speaks foolishness

and his mind plots iniquity.

He lives in a godless way

and speaks falsely about the LORD.

He leaves the hungry empty

and deprives the thirsty of drink.

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The scoundrel’s weapons are destructive;

he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies,

even when the poor person says what is right.

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But a noble person plans noble things;

he stands up for noble causes.

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Stand up, you complacent women;

listen to me.

Pay attention to what I say,

you overconfident daughters.

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In a little more than a year

you overconfident ones will shudder,

for the grapes will fail

and the harvest will not come.

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Shudder, you complacent ones;

tremble, you overconfident ones!

Strip yourselves bare

and put sackcloth around your waists.

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Beat your breasts in mourning

for the delightful fields and the fruitful vines,

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for the ground of my people

growing thorns and briers,

indeed, for every joyous house in the jubilant city.

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For the palace will be deserted,

the busy city abandoned.

The hill and the watchtower will become

barren places forever,

the joy of wild donkeys,

and a pasture for flocks,

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until the Spirit[fn] from on high is poured out on us.

Then the desert will become an orchard,

and the orchard will seem like a forest.

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Then justice will inhabit the wilderness,

and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.

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The result of righteousness will be peace;

the effect of righteousness

will be quiet confidence forever.

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Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place,

in safe and secure dwellings.

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But hail will level the forest,[fn]

and the city will sink into the depths.

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You will be happy as you sow seed

beside abundant water,

and as you let oxen and donkeys range freely.

CSB Footnotes
Or a wind
Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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