A King Will Reign in Righteousness
Behold, o a king will reign in righteousness,
and princes will rule in justice.
p Each will be like a hiding place from the wind,
a shelter from the storm,
q like streams of water in a dry place,
like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
r Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed,
and the ears of those who hear will give attention.
The heart of the hasty will understand and know,
s and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly.
t The fool will no more be called noble,
nor the scoundrel said to be honorable.
For u the fool speaks folly,
and his heart is busy with iniquity,
to practice ungodliness,
to utter error concerning the Lord,
v to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied,
and to deprive the thirsty of drink.
As for the scoundrel - w his devices are evil;
he plans wicked schemes
to ruin the poor with lying words,
even when the plea of the needy is right.
But he who is noble plans noble things,
and on noble things he stands.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Psalms 72:1 - 2
Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!
Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Isaiah 11:1 - 4
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.
For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.
But there the Lord in majesty will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, nor majestic ship can pass.
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.
Then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
1 Samuel 24:13
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes wickedness.' But my hand shall not be against you.
Isaiah 3:14 - 15
The Lord will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: "It is you who have devoured the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
Micah 2:1 - 2
Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.