Isaiah 32:1
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.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice.

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

New King James Version
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice.

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

NASB 1995
Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

NASB 1977
Behold, a king will reign righteously, And princes will rule justly.

Amplified Bible
Behold, a King will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, a King in righteousness and Princes in justice are authorized

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For, behold, a righteous king shall reign, and princes shall govern with judgement.

Contemporary English Version
A king and his leaders will rule with 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.

Good News Translation
Some day there will be a king who rules with integrity, and national leaders who govern with justice.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Behold, a king reigns for righteousness, As for princes, they rule for judgment.

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

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Righteous King
1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. 2Each will be like a shelter from the wind, a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in a dry land, like the shadow of a great rock in an arid land.…

Cross References
Psalm 72:1
Endow the king with Your justice, O God, and the son of the king with Your righteousness.

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

Isaiah 4:6
a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and the rain.

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide for the lowly of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

Isaiah 11:5
Righteousness will be the belt around His hips, and faithfulness the sash around His waist.


Treasury of Scripture

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

king

Isaiah 9:6,7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…

Isaiah 40:1-5
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God…

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

princes

Isaiah 28:6
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth 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: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.









XXXII.

(1) Behold, a king shall reign . . .--More accurately, the king. Isaiah 32:1-8 form a separate section, standing in the same relation to the foregoing chapter that the picture of the ideal king in Isaiah 11 does to the anti-Assyrian prophecy of Isaiah 10 "The king" is accordingly the true Anointed one of the future, not, of course without a reference to the character of Hezekiah as the partial and present embodiment of the idea. The addition of "princes" worthy of their king emphasises this reference. The words are as an echo of Proverbs 8:15-16.

Verses 1-8. - A PROPHECY OF MESSIAH'S KINGDOM. It is generally allowed that this prophecy is Messianic; but some critics insist that it is not so "in a narrow sense." They regard Isaiah as expecting Messiah's kingdom to follow immediately on the discomfiture of Sennacherib, and as looking to Hezekiah to inaugurate it. According to this view, Hezekiah, renovated in character, was to be the Messiah, and might have been so had he been "equal to the demands providentially made upon him." But he was not; and the task of establishing the kingdom fell to "another," at a later date. It is simpler to regard the prophet as looking for a greater than Hezekiah (comp. Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6), but ignorant how soon, or how late, his coming would be. Verse 1. - A king... princes. Delitzsch and Mr. Cheyne translate, "the king... the princes;" but the Hebrew gives no article. The announcement is vague, and corresponds to those of other prophets, as of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 23:5), "Behold, the days come that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a king shall reign and prosper;" and of Zechariah (Zechariah 9:9), "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion... behold, thy King cometh unto thee." The "princes" of the text are the minor authorities whom the king would set over his kingdom - i.e., the apostles and their successors. In righteousness... in judgment. Messiah's rule will be a rule of strict justice and right, offering the strongest contrast to that under which the Jews have been living since the time of Jehoshaphat (see Isaiah 1:15-23; Isaiah 3:1-12, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold,
הֵ֥ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

a king
מֶ֑לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

will reign
יִמְלָךְ־ (yim·lāḵ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

in righteousness,
לְצֶ֖דֶק (lə·ṣe·ḏeq)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

and princes
וּלְשָׂרִ֖ים (ū·lə·śā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

will rule
יָשֹֽׂרוּ׃ (yā·śō·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8323: To be or act as prince, rule

with justice.
לְמִשְׁפָּ֥ט (lə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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