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Isaiah 32:16–20

16  Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,

and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.

17  hAnd the effect of righteousness will be peace,

and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust1 forever.

18  My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,

in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

19  iAnd it will hail when the forest falls down,

jand the city will be utterly laid low.

20  kHappy are you who sow beside all waters,

who let the feet of the ox and the donkey range free.

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Isaiah 32:16–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert,

his righteousness live in the fertile field.

17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;

its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

18 My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,

in secure homes,

in undisturbed places of rest.

19 Though hail flattens the forest

and the city is leveled completely,

20 how blessed you will be,

sowing your seed by every stream,

and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness,

And righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace;

And the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation,

And in sure dwellings,

And in quiet resting places;

19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest;

And the city shall be low in a low place.

20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters,

That send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Justice will rule in the wilderness

and righteousness in the fertile field.

17 And this righteousness will bring peace.

Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.

18 My people will live in safety, quietly at home.

They will be at rest.

19 Even if the forest should be destroyed

and the city torn down,

20 the Lord will greatly bless his people.

Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up.

Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,

And righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

17 The work of righteousness will be peace,

And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,

In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places,

19 Though hail comes down on the forest,

And the city is brought low in humiliation.

20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters,

Who send out freely the feet of the ox and the donkey.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Justice will be found even in the desert,

and fairness will be found in the fertile fields.

17 That fairness will bring peace,

and it will bring calm and safety forever.

18 My people will live in peaceful places

and in safe homes

and in calm places of rest.

19 Hail will destroy the forest,

and the city will be completely destroyed.

20 But you will be happy as you plant seeds near every stream

and as you let your cattle and donkeys wander freely.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence for ever. 18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. 19 But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest; and the city shall be utterly laid low. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 And judgment shall inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness dwell in the fruitful field. 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. 19 And it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Then justice will live in the wilderness, 

and righteousness will be at home in the fertile field. 

17 Then an act of righteousness will bring about peace, 

calm, and safety forever. 

18 My people will live in a peaceful place, 

in safe homes and quiet places of rest. 

19 The forest will be flattened because of hail, 

and the city will be completely leveled. 

20 Blessed are those who plant beside every stream 

and those who let oxen and donkeys roam freely. 

Isaiah 32:16–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Then justice will inhabit the wilderness,

and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.

17 The result of righteousness will be peace;

the effect of righteousness

will be quiet confidence forever.

18 Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place,

in safe and secure dwellings.

19 But hail will level the forest,

and the city will sink into the depths.

20 Those who sow seed are happy

beside abundant waters;

they let ox and donkey range freely.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,

and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.

17 The effect of righteousness will be peace,

and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

18 My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,

in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

19 The forest will disappear completely,

and the city will be utterly laid low.

20 Happy will you be who sow beside every stream,

who let the ox and the donkey range freely.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,

and righteousness will live in the fruitful field.

17 And the work of righteousness will be peace,

and the work of righteousness, quietness and security forever.

18 And my people will dwell in a settlement of peace

and in a dwelling place of security

and in undisturbed resting places.

19 And it hails when the forest comes down,

and the city will become low in humiliation.

20 Happy are you who sow by all waters,

who let the foot of the ox and the donkey go free.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 In the desert and the rich farm lands

people will do what is right.

And they will treat one another fairly.

17 Doing what is right will bring peace and rest.

When my people do that, they will stay calm

and trust in the Lord forever.

18 They will live in a peaceful land.

Their homes will be secure.

They will enjoy peace and quiet.

19 Hail might strip the forests bare.

Cities might be completely destroyed.

20 But how blessed you people will be!

You will plant your seeds by every stream.

You will let your cattle and donkeys

wander anywhere they want to.

Isaiah 32:16–20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness

And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

17 And the work of righteousness will be peace,

And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

18 Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation,

And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places;

19 And it will hail when the forest comes down,

And the city will be utterly laid low.

20 How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters,

Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.


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