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1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
The Throne of Glory. Messiah's reign with the saints on earth.
2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
The wicked no longer prosper
6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against Yahweh, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Glory of the kingdom
15 Until 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.
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2: 14
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
...trees of Yahweh's planting are dwelling securely.
'To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he might be glorified' (Isa 61:3).
'Yahweh also shall save the tents of Judah first'. (Zech 12:7)
19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
An aggregation of wild, uncultivated trees constitutes "a forest." This is prophetically obnoxious to the storm of hail, which descends upon it. This shows that when hail descends on forest trees, there is no peace, safety, or tranquillity, to the wicked represented thereby.
...A prophecy couched in such terms as these indicates nothing but judgment of the severest kind. It is a tempest of the most scathing description imaginable -- a beating down with hail, scorching with lightning, and causing blood to flow.
The prophets give us to understand that by such language as this is signified, "A mighty and strong one casting down to the earth with the hand." This interpretation is indicated in Isa. xxviii. 2; as "Yahweh hath a mighty and strong one, as a tempest of hail, and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, he shall cast down to the earth with the
hand," or power of the sword.
....This power is the power of the heaven, the Spirit, congealed (if I may so speak) into spiritual bodies weighing one talent a piece. These are the hailstones and coals of fire which result from the thunder voice of the Most High. They are the electrical congelations of the Spirit which beat down the Assyrian in his latter day overthrow; as it is written,
"And Yahweh shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of anger, and the flame of devouring fire, scattering and tempest and hailstones; for through the voice of Yahweh shall the Assyrian be beaten down who smite with a rod," (Isai. xxx. 30).
The Assyrian to be beaten down by these living, precious, and all powerful hailstones, is the Gog of Ezekiel, the Fourth Beast of Daniel, and the Eighth Head in alliance with the Ten Horns of John. These are destroyed by the saints when judgment is given to them; they are mighty and strong who fall upon them as a plague of hail and a destroying storm upon the forest.
20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
... it is written,
"Sow beside all waters,"
"Do good to all men as ye have opportunity."
Many a seed falls on the wayside, and comes to nothing: but we must scatter the handfuls none the less.