THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 32 ©
A prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Christ, v. 1. And an account of the benefits which He shall bestow upon His church, 2, etc. A threat against the secure and careless women, 9. And against the entire land, 12. Which shall be laid waste, 14. Thereafter the prophet speaks again of the Kingdom of Christ, and shows what He would work in the hearts of the elect by the Holy Ghost, 15, etc. Threats against the wicked, 19. A speech made to the teachers or ministers of the New Testament, 20.
BEHOLD, 1a kinga shall reign in righteousness, and 2princes 3shall rule in judgment.
And a 4man 5shall be 6as an hiding place from 7the wind, and a covert from the tempest; 8as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in 9a weary land.
And the eyesb10of them that see shall 11not be dim, and the ears of them that hear 12shall hearken.
The heart also 13of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak 14plainly.
15The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churlc said to be 16bountiful.
For the 17vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter 18error against the LORD, 19to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause 20the drink of the thirsty to fail.
The 21instruments also 22of the churl are evil: 23he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh 24right.
But the 25liberal 26deviseth liberal things; 27and by 28liberal things shall he stand.
¶ 29Rise up, 30ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
31Many days and years shall 32ye 33be troubled, ye careless women: for 34the vintage 35shall fail, 36the gathering shall not come.
Tremble, 37ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: 38strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
They shall lament 39for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, 40upon all the houses of joy in 41the joyous city:
Because 42the palaces shall be 43forsaken; 44the multitude of the city shall 45be left; 46the forts and 47towers shall be 48for dens 49for ever, 50a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Until 51the spirit 52bed poured upon us 53from on high, and 54the wildernesse be 55a fruitful field, 56and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
Then 57judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness 58remain 59in the fruitful field.
And 60the work of righteousness shall be 61peace; and 62the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
And 63my people shall dwell in af64peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in 65quiet resting places;
When 66it shall hail, 67coming down on the forest; and 68the city shall be low in a low place.
69Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, 70that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.