1Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
2And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a colonnade from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5The vile person shall be no more called generous, nor the rude (unskilled, unrefined or unlearned) said [to be] bountiful.
6For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7The instruments also of the rude (unskilled, unrefined or unlearned) [are] evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
8But the generous devises generous things; and by generous things shall he stand.
9Rise up, you2f women that are at ease; hear my voice, you2f careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10Many days and years shall you2f be troubled, you2f careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11Tremble, you2f women that are at ease; be troubled, you2f careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird [sackcloth] upon [your] waist.
12Beat your breasts, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and] briers; yes, upon all the houses of joy [in] the joyous city:
14Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15Until 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.
16Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.
18And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
19When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
20Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) [are] you2f that sow beside all waters, that send forth [there] the feet of the ox and the ass.