Isaiah 32:3

3 Anyone who looks will see, anyone who listens will hear.

Isaiah 32:3 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 32:3

And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim
Not of the seers and prophets, or ministers of the word only, but of the righteous in general, as the Targum; even all such as are illuminated by the Spirit of God, who shall have a clear discerning of Gospel truths, behold with open face, with eyes unveiled, the glory of them, and of Christ in them, and not have their eyes covered, or such a dim obscure knowledge of them as under the law; and not only the watchmen shall see, eye to eye, all truths clearly and distinctly, but even all, from the least to the greatest, shall know the Lord, and the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of him, as the waters cover the sea. It is a prophecy of the great increase of spiritual light in the times of the Messiah:

and the ears of them that hear shall hearken:
very diligently and attentively to the word preached, and receive and embrace the doctrines of the Gospel, and submit to, and obey, the ordinances of it.

Isaiah 32:3 In-Context

1 But look! A king will rule in the right way, and his leaders will carry out justice.
2 Each one will stand as a shelter from high winds, provide safe cover in stormy weather. Each will be cool running water in parched land, a huge granite outcrop giving shade in the desert.
3 Anyone who looks will see, anyone who listens will hear.
4 The impulsive will make sound decisions, the tongue-tied will speak with eloquence.
5 No more will fools become celebrities, nor crooks be rewarded with fame.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.