A King Will Reign in Righteousness

Isaiah 32

1 Behold, a a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2 A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And b a 1 cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 c The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4 Also the heart of the 2 rash will d understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5 The foolish person will no longer be called 3 generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6 For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work e iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the LORD,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with f lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8 But a 4 generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 45:1
    My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
  2. Cross References
    Isaiah 4:6
    And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:18
    In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
    Isaiah 35:5
    Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:24
    These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding, And those who complained will learn doctrine.
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 24:7 - 9
    Wisdom is too lofty for a fool; He does not open his mouth in the gate.
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 5:26 - 28
    For among My people are found wicked men; They lie in wait as one who sets snares; They set a trap; They catch men.
    Micah 7:3
    That they may successfully do evil with both hands - The prince asks for gifts, The judge seeks a bribe, And the great man utters his evil desire; So they scheme together.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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