Each man will be like a shelter1 from the wind and a refuge from the storm,2 like streams of water3 in the desert4 and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.
Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed,5 and the ears6 of those who hear will listen.
The mind of the rash will know and understand,7 and the stammering tongue8 will be fluent and clear.
No longer will the fool9 be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
For the fool speaks folly,10 his mind is busy with evil:11 He practices ungodliness12 and spreads error13 concerning the LORD; the hungry he leaves empty14 and from the thirsty he withholds water.
The scoundrel's methods are wicked,15 he makes up evil schemes16 to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy17 is just.188
But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds19 he stands.20
You women21 who are so complacent, rise up and listen22 to me; you daughters who feel secure,23 hear what I have to say!
In little more than a year24 you who feel secure will tremble; the grape harvest will fail,25 and the harvest of fruit will not come.
Tremble,26 you complacent women; shudder, you daughters who feel secure!27 Strip off your clothes,28 put sackcloth29 around your waists.
Beat your breasts30 for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vines31