The blessings of Christ's Kingdom.
Isaiah 32:1 Beholde, the kynge shal gouerne after the rule of ryghtuousnes, & the princes shal rule according to the balaunce of equyte. Isaiah 32:2 He shalbe vnto men as a defence for the wynde, & as a refuge for the tempeste, like as a riuer of water in a thurstye place, and the shadowe of a great rocke in a drye land. Isaiah 32:3 The eyes of the seynge shall not be dymme, & the eares of them that heare, shall take dylygente hede. Isaiah 32:4 The herte of the vnwyse, shall attayne to knowledge, & the vnparfyte tung shal speake playnely and distinctely. Isaiah 32:5 Then shal þe nygard be no more called gentle, nor the churle liberal. Isaiah 32:6 But the churle wyll be churlyshly mynded, & his hert wil worcke euil & playe the Ipocrite, & ymagyn abhominacyons against God, to make the hungry leane, & to withhold drincke from the thurstie. Isaiah 32:7 These are the perlous weapons of the couetous, these be hys shamefull councels: that he maye begyle the poore with disceatfull workes, yea euen there as he shuld geue sentence with the poore. Isaiah 32:8 But the lyberall person ymagyneth honest thynges, and commeth vp with honestye.
Desolation is foreshewn.
Isaiah 32:9 Vp (ye ryche and ydell cytyes) harken vnto my voyce. Ye carelesse cytyes, marke my wordes. Isaiah 32:10 After yeares & dayes shal ye be broughte in feare, O ye carelesse cytyes. For Harueste shalbe oute, and the grape gatherynge shall not come. Isaiah 32:11 O ye ryche ydell cytyes ye that feare no parell, ye shalbe abashed and remoued, when ye se the barennesse, the nakednesse and preparynge to warre. Isaiah 32:12 Ye shall knocke vpon youre brestes, because of the pleasaunte felde, and because of the frutefull vyneyarde. Isaiah 32:13 My peoples felde shall brynge thornes & thystels for in euerye house is voluptuousnes, and in the cytyes, wylfulnes. Isaiah 32:14 The palaces also shalbe broken, and the greatly occupied cities desolate. The towers and bulworkes shalbe become deunes for euermore, the pleasure of Mules shalbe turned to pasture for shepe:
Restoration is promised to succeed.
Isaiah 32:15 vnto the tyme that the spryte be poured vpon vs from aboue. Then shall the wyldernesse be a fruteful felde and the plenteous felde shalbe rekened for a wodde. Isaiah 32:16 Then shall equyte dwell in the deserte, and rightuousnesse in a fruteful land. Isaiah 32:17 And the rewarde of ryghtuousnesse shalbe peace, and her frute reste and quyetnesse for euer. Isaiah 32:18 And my people shall dwell in the ynnes of peace, in my tabernacle and pleasure where there is ynough in them all. Isaiah 32:19 And when þe hayle falleth, it shal fal in the wodde and in the cytie. Isaiah 32:20 O how happy shall ye be, when ye shall safely sowe youre sede besyde all waters and dryue thyther the fete of youre oxen and asses.