New International Version
15 till the Spirit(A) is poured on us from on high,
and the desert becomes a fertile field,(B)
and the fertile field seems like a forest.(C)
16 The Lord’s justice(D) will dwell in the desert,(E)
his righteousness(F) live in the fertile field.
17 The fruit of that righteousness(G) will be peace;(H)
its effect will be quietness and confidence(I) forever.
18 My people will live in peaceful(J) dwelling places,
in secure homes,(K)
in undisturbed places of rest.(L)
19 Though hail(M) flattens the forest(N)
and the city is leveled(O) completely,
20 how blessed you will be,
sowing(P) your seed by every stream,(Q)
and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.(R)