Isaiah 32:1
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New International Version
See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice.

New Living Translation
Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him.

English Standard Version
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

King James Bible
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, a king will reign righteously, and rulers will rule justly.

International Standard Version
"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.

NET Bible
Look, a king will promote fairness; officials will promote justice.

New Heart English Bible
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A king will rule with fairness, and officials will rule with justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, And as for princes, they shall rule in justice.

New American Standard 1977
Behold, a king will reign righteously,
            And princes will rule justly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, one king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall preside unto judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.

American King James Version
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

American Standard Version
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
BEHOLD a king shall reign in justice, and princes shell rule in judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

English Revised Version
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

World English Bible
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, for righteousness doth a king reign, As to princes, for judgment they rule.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
32:1-8 Christ our righteous King, and his true disciples, are evidently here intended. The consolations and graces of his Spirit are as rivers of water in this dry land; and as the overhanging rock affords refreshing shade and shelter to the weary traveller in the desert, so his power, truth, and love, yield the believer the only real protection and refreshment in the weary land through which he journeys to heaven. Christ bore the storm himself, to keep it off from us. To him let the trembling sinner flee for refuge; for he alone can protect and refresh us in every trial. See what pains sinners take in sin; they labour at it, their hearts are intent upon it, and with art they work iniquity; but this is our comfort, that they can do no more mischief than God permits. Let us seek to have our hearts more freed from selfishness. The liberal soul devises liberal things concerning God, and desires that He will grant wisdom and prudence, the comforts of his presence, the influence of his Spirit, and in due time the enjoyment of his glory.
Study Bible
A Righteous King
1Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly. 2Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.…
Cross References
Psalm 72:1
A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 72:2
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

Isaiah 4:6
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Isaiah 11:5
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist.

Isaiah 16:5
A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.

Jeremiah 23:5
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Jeremiah 33:14
'Behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

king

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Isaiah 40:1-5 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God…

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

Psalm 45:1,6,7 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I …

Psalm 72:1,2 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son…

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness …

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD …

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

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Isaiah 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

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