New International Version
The LORD's justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field.
King James Bible
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
Darby Bible Translation
And judgment shall inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness dwell 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the fruitful field - והכרמל vehaccarmel. So fifteen MSS., six ancient, and two editions; which seems to make the noun an appellative.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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.'--ISAIAH xxxii. 2. We may well say, Of whom speaketh the prophet this? Here are distinctly attributed to one of ourselves, if we take the words in their simplicity and fulness, functions and powers which universal experience has taught us not to look for in humanity. And there have been a great many attempts--as it seems to me, altogether …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Peace on Earth through Righteousness
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Letter xxvi. (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.
Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.
If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain."
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