1 Behold, a aking will reign righteously
And princes will rule justly.
2 Each will be like a arefuge from the wind
And a shelter from the storm,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.
5 No longer will the afool be called noble,
Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
To practice bungodliness and to speak error against the Lord,
And 3to withhold drink from the thirsty.
He adevises wicked schemes
8 But athe noble man devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.
9 Rise up, you awomen who are at ease,
And hear my voice;
bGive ear to my word,
You complacent daughters.
You will be troubled, O complacent daughters;
aFor the vintage is ended,
And the fruit gathering will not come.
aBe troubled, you complacent daughters;
bStrip, undress and put sackcloth on your waist,
12 aBeat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine,
13 aFor the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up;
Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the bjubilant city.
A delight for dwild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
15 Until the aSpirit is poured out upon us from on high,
And the wilderness becomes a bfertile field,
And the fertile field is considered as a forest.
16 Then ajustice will dwell in the wilderness
And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
17 And the awork of righteousness will be peace,
18 Then my people will live in a apeaceful habitation,
And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed bresting places;
And cthe city will be utterly laid low.
20 How ablessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters,
Who 1let out freely the ox and the donkey.
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