The blessings of Christ's Kingdom.
Isaiah 32:1 Beholde, a king shall gouerne after the rule of ryghtewesnesse, and the princes shall rule, accordyng to the balaunce of equitye. Isaiah 32:2 And that man shalbe vnto men as a defence for the wynd, and as a refuge for the tempest: lyke as a riuer of water in a thirstye place, and the shadowe of a greate rocke in a drye lande. Isaiah 32:3 The eyes of the seynge shall not be dym, and the cares of them that heare, shall take diligent hede. Isaiah 32:4 The hert of the vnwyse shall attayne to knowledge, and the vnparfyte tong shall speake playnely and distinctlye. Isaiah 32:5 Then shall the folyshe nygarde be nomore called gentle, ner the churle liberall. Isaiah 32:6 But the nygarde will be nigardly minded, and his hert wyll worke euell and playe the ypocrite, and ymagyn abhominations agaynst God, to make the hongry leane, and to witholde drincke from the thirsty. Isaiah 32:7 These are the perlous weapons of the churlysh, these be his shamefull councels: that he maye begyle the poore with disceatfull wordes: yee, euen there as he shulde geue sentence with the poore. Isaiah 32:8 But the lyberall persone ymagineth honest thynges, & commeth vp for liberalytie vnto promotyon:
Desolation is foreshewn.
Isaiah 32:9 Up (ye ryche and ydell women) herken vnto my voyce. Ye careles cities, marke my wordes. Isaiah 32:10 After yeares and dayes shall ye be brought in feare, O ye careles cities. For haruest shalbe out, & the grape gatherynge shall not come. Isaiah 32:11 O ye rych ydell cities ye that feare no parell. Be abashed, you that lyue in aboundaunce: tremble, you that lyue careles: cast of your rayment, make your selues bare, put sacke cloth aboute you. Isaiah 32:12 For as the infantes wepe when their mothers tetes ar dryed: so shall you weape for your fayre feldes and frutefull vyneyardes. Isaiah 32:13 My peoples felde shall brynge thornes and thistles: and so shall it be euen in euery house of volupteousnesse and in euery citye that reioyseth. Isaiah 32:14 The palaces also shalbe broken, & the greatly occupyed cityes desolate. The towres and bulwarckes shall become dennes for euermore, þe pleasure of mules shalbe turned to pasture for shepe:
Restoration is promised to succeed.
Isaiah 32:15 vnto the tyme that þe sprete be powred vpon vs from aboue. Then shall the wyldernes be a frutefull felde, and the plenteous feld shalbe rekened for a wodde. Isaiah 32:16 Then shall equytie dwell in þe desert, and rigteousnes in a frutefull land. Isaiah 32:17 And the rewarde of righteousnesse shalbe peace, and her frute rest & quietnes for euer. Isaiah 32:18 And my people shall dwell in the ynnes of peace, and in sure dwellinges in safe places of conforte. Isaiah 32:19 And when the hayle falleth, it shall fall in the wodde, and the citye shalbe set lowe in the valleye. Isaiah 32:20 O howe happy shall ye be, when ye shall safely sowe your seed besyde all waters, and dryue thyther the fete of your oxen and asses.