Isaiah 32:1
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English Standard Version
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice.

King James Bible
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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And things of this kind would occur. "For thus hath Jehovah spoken to me, As the lion growls, and the young lion over its prey, against which a whole crowd of shepherds is called together; he is not alarmed at their cry, and does not surrender at their noise; so will Jehovah of hosts descend to the campaign against the mountain of Zion, and against their hill." There is no other passage in the book of Isaiah which sounds so Homeric as this (vid., Il. xviii. 161, 162, xii. 299ff.). It has been misunderstood by Knobel, Umbreit, Drechsler, and others, who suppose על לצבּא to refer to Jehovah's purpose to fight for Jerusalem: Jehovah, who would no more allow His city to be taken from Him, than a lion would give up a lamb that it had taken as its prey. But how could Jerusalem be compared to a lamb which a lion holds in its claws as tereph? (Isaiah 5:29). We may see, even from Isaiah 29:7, what construction is meant to be put upon על צבא. Those sinners and their protectors would first of all perish; for like a fierce indomitable lion would Jehovah advance against Jerusalem, and take it as His prey, without suffering Himself to be thwarted by the Judaeans and Egyptians, who set themselves in opposition to His army (The Assyrians). The mountain of Zion was the citadel and temple; the hill of Zion the city of Jerusalem (Isaiah 10:32). They would both be given up to the judgment of Jehovah, without any possibility of escape. The commentators have been misled by the fact, that a simile of a promising character follows immediately afterwards, without anything to connect the one with the other. But this abrupt μετάβασις was intended as a surprise, and was a true picture of the actual fulfilment of the prophecy; for in the moment of the greatest distress, when the actual existence of Jerusalem was in question (cf., Isaiah 10:33-34), the fate of Ariel took suddenly and miraculously a totally different turn (Isaiah 29:2). In this sense, a pleasant picture is placed side by side with the terrible one (compare Micah 5:6-7).

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Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

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 over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

Psalm 45:1,6,7 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer...

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, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up to David...

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king...

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom...

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True...


Isaiah 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

Cross References
Psalm 72:1
Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!

Psalm 72:2
May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!

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

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Isaiah 11:5
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.

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