Contemporary English Version
God’s Spirit Makes the Difference
15 When the Spirit is given to us
deserts will become orchards
thick as fertile forests.
16 Honesty and justice
will prosper there,
17 and justice will produce
lasting peace and security.
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.