Isaiah 32:16
New International Version
The LORD's justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field.

New Living Translation
Justice will rule in the wilderness and righteousness in the fertile field.

English Standard Version
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.

Berean Study Bible
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the fertile field.

New American Standard Bible
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

New King James Version
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

King James Bible
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

Christian Standard Bible
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.

Contemporary English Version
Honesty and justice will prosper there,

Good News Translation
Everywhere in the land righteousness and justice will be done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.

International Standard Version
"Then justice will live in the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the fertile field.

NET Bible
Justice will settle down in the desert and fairness will live in the orchard.

New Heart English Bible
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then justice will live in the wilderness, and righteousness will be at home in the fertile field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.

New American Standard 1977
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall remain in the fruitful field.

King James 2000 Bible
Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

American King James Version
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

American Standard Version
Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then judgment shall abide in the wilderness, and righteousness shall dwell in Carmel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and justice shall sit in charmel.

Darby Bible Translation
And judgment shall inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness dwell in the fruitful field.

English Revised Version
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

World English Bible
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field.

Young's Literal Translation
And dwelt in the wilderness hath judgment, And righteousness in the fruitful field remaineth.
Study Bible
The Women of Jerusalem
15until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high. Then the desert will be an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest. 16Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the fertile field. 17The work of righteousness will be peace; the service of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever.…
Cross References
Isaiah 28:6
a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and a strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 42:11
Let the desert and its cities raise their voices; let the villages of Kedar cry aloud. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them cry out from the mountaintops.

Isaiah 48:18
If only you had paid attention to My commandments, your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like waves of the sea.

Zechariah 8:3
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of Hosts will be called the Holy Mountain."

Treasury of Scripture

Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

Isaiah 35:8
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

Isaiah 42:4
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Isaiah 56:6-8
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; …







Lexicon
Then justice
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

will inhabit
וְשָׁכַ֥ן (wə·šā·ḵan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

the wilderness,
בַּמִּדְבָּ֖ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

and righteousness
וּצְדָקָ֖ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

will dwell
תֵּשֵֽׁב׃ (tê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the fertile field.
בַּכַּרְמֶ֥ל (bak·kar·mel)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3759: A plantation, garden land, fruit, garden growth
(16) Then judgment shall dwell . . .--Outward blessings, themselves symbols of something beyond themselves, are followed by spiritual. Over the whole country, from the one extreme of cultivation to the other, the judgment and righteousness which had been so lacking should now find a home, and bring their blessed fruits of peace, and confidence, and calm. The whole picture is that of a smiling land, a God-fearing and contented people, all in striking contrast with the panic and unrest with which the people had been but too familiar.

Verse 16. - Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness. In all parts of the kingdom of Christ, the lowest as well as the highest, "judgment" and "righteousness" shall prevail (comp. ver. 1). 32:9-20 When there was so much provocation given to the holy God, bad times might be expected. Alas! how many careless ones there are, who support self-indulgence by shameful stinginess! We deserve to be deprived of the supports of life, when we make them the food of lusts. Let such tremble and be troubled. Blessed times shall be brought in by the pouring out of the Spirit from on high; then, and not till then, there will be good times. The present state of the Jews shall continue until a more abundant pouring out of the Spirit from on high. Peace and quietness shall be found in the way and work of righteousness. True satisfaction is to be had only in true religion. And real holiness is real happiness now, and shall be perfect happiness, that is, perfect holiness for ever. The good seed of the word shall be sown in all places, and be watered by Divine grace; and laborious, patient labourers shall be sent forth into God's husbandry.
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