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Isa 32:1

“Behold, a king will reign in righteousness.” Isaiah suddenly shifts the subject, and Isaiah 32:1-5 refers to the future Millennial Kingdom, when Jesus Christ rules the earth. In this context, “righteousness” is doing what is right to God and others. [For more on the word “righteousness” having the meaning of doing what is right or just (“justice”), see commentary on Matt. 5:6].

“rulers will govern with justice.” When Christ sets up his kingdom on earth, he will be assisted in governing the earth by people who have been faithful to him (see commentary on Jer. 23:4). [For more verses in Isaiah that speak of the Millennial Kingdom, see commentary on Isaiah 2:2. For more on Christ’s future kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].

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Isa 32:2

“the shade of a great rock in a weary land.” The shade provided by a large rock was a welcome rest to the overheated and weary traveler. In the Millennial Kingdom, when Christ rules the earth and the rulers and leaders under him are righteous people, the justice, peace, and security they provide will be like the shade of a large rock to the weary traveler; it will give peace and comfort to the people who live on earth. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament indicate that people who have been faithful in their first life on earth will help rule the future earth (Isa. 1:26; 32:1; Jer. 3:15; 23:4; Ezek. 44:24; Matt. 19:28; Luke 22:30; 1 Cor. 6:2; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 2:26).

In 1855 Horatio Hackett wrote about the comfort that the shade of a large rock could give in the Middle East. “This happened as I was going from Jerusalem to Jericho—a region so wild and desolate that it might be called emphatically ‘a dreary land.’ In many places the want of trees renders the shelter of a rock the only refuge which a person can find from the scorching heat; and even when trees are at hand the rock affords the better protection because it excludes so much more effectually the rays of the sun. … I was often glad myself, when fatigued with hard riding, and oppressed with heat, to dismount and rest for a while in the cooling shade of an overhanging rock. No one who has traveled in the Orient can fail to bear witness to the value of such a refuge, or to recollect with pleasure how often he has availed himself of it” (Horatio B. Hackett, Illustrations of Scripture, Boston, Heath and Graves, 1855, Chapter 1, para. “Shadow of a Rock,” accessed via Kindle).

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Isa 32:3

“The eyes of those who see will not be closed.” There are verses about the blind being healed in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ, but this is not one of them. This is about the mentally blind, those who just do not see the truth, finally being able to see and understand the truth. And those who have not been able to hear the truth will hear it when Christ reigns as king.

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Isa 32:4

“mind.” The Hebrew word is lebab (#03824 לֵבָב), which is often translated “heart,” but which also refers to the mind, will, understanding, thoughts, reflections, attitudes, emotions, and other attributes of the mind. This is one of the places where the translation “heart” would cause confusion. In modern English, the word “heart” usually refers to emotion or passion, but that is not its meaning here. The function of the brain was unknown in biblical times, so functions that we generally assign to the brain, like thinking, attitudes, understanding, and good sense, were assigned to the heart. This verse is a promise of healing in the future Kingdom of Christ on earth, the Millennial Kingdom. At the Rapture and in the resurrections, everyone will be healed, not only of physical disease, but of mental disease as well. [For more on the Hebrew word “heart,” see commentary on Prov. 15:21, “sense.” For more on the meaning of “soul,” see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul.’” For more on the Millennial Kingdom, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].

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Isa 32:6

“his heart plans iniquity.” The Hebrew is more literally, “his heart does iniquity,” but the heart does it by planning it.

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Isa 32:15

“and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field.” In Isaiah 32:15-20, the prophet Isaiah again shifts from the present to the future Millennial Kingdom when Christ rules the earth. [For more verses in Isaiah that speak of the Millennial Kingdom, see commentary on Isaiah 2:2. For more on Christ’s future kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].

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Isa 32:16

“righteousness.” In this context, “righteousness” is doing what is right to God and others. When the Messiah reigns on earth there will be justice and righteousness in the wilderness and field. From the Fall of Adam until the Messiah reigns on earth, the wilderness and field have been places of injustice in every way: the crops, the animals, and of course the way in which people have treated each other. [For more on the coming kingdom of Christ on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth.” For more on “righteousness” meaning justice and treating others in a godly way, see commentary on Matt. 5:6].

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Isa 32:17

“the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” In this context, “righteousness” is doing what is right toward God and people, and in effect is “justice.” There is no justice on earth now, but there will be in Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on earth. Christ will reign in righteousness, doing the right and just thing, and the effect of that will be peace, quietness, and confidence. [For more on “righteousness” having the meaning of doing what is right or just (“justice”), see commentary on Matt. 5:6].

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