Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.2
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a greatarock in a wearyland.3
And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim , and the ears of them that hear shall hearken .
The heart also of the rashb shall understandknowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speakplainly.5
The vile person shall be no more calledliberal, nor the churlsaid to be bountiful.6
For the vile person will speakvillany, and his heart will workiniquity, to practisehypocrisy, and to uttererror against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail .
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lyingwords, even when the needycspeakethright.8
But the liberaldeviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand .d9
Rise up , ye women that are at ease;hear my voice, ye carelessdaughters; give ear unto my speech.10
Many days and years shall ye be troubled , ye careless women : for the vintage shall fail , the gathering shall not come .
11Tremble , ye women that are at ease; be troubled , ye careless ones : strip you, and make you bare , and gird sackcloth upon your loins.12
They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasantefields, for the fruitfulvine.13
Upon the land of my people shall come upthorns and briers; yea, upon all the housesf of joy in the joyouscity:14
Because the palaces shall be forsaken ; the multitude of the city shall be left ; the fortsg and towers shall be for densforever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;15
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.16
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousnessremain in the fruitful field.17
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousnessquietness and assuranceforever.18
And my people shall dwell in a peaceablehabitation, and in suredwellings, 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.20Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.