32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes
shall rule in judgment.
32:2 And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a
covert from the tempest; as streams of water in a dry place, as
the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the
ears of them that hear shall hearken.
32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and
the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the
churl said [to be] bountiful.
32:6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will
work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error
against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry; and he
will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
32:7 The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth
wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when
the needy speaketh right.
32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal
things shall he stand.
32:9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye
careless daughters; give ear to my speech.
32:10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless
women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not
32:11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye
careless ones: strip ye, and make you bare, and gird
[sackcloth] upon [your] loins.
32:12 They shall lament for the breasts, for the pleasant
fields, for the fruitful vine.
32:13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and]
briers; also, upon all the houses of joy [in] the joyous city:
32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of
the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens
for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
32:15 Until the spirit shall be poured upon us from on high, and
the wilderness shall be a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field shall be counted for a forest.
32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and
righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the
effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.
32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and
in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places;
32:19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the
city shall be low in a low place.
32:20 Blessed [are] ye that sow beside all waters, that send
forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the ass.