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God’s Spirit Makes the Difference

15 When the Spirit is given to us
    from heaven,
deserts will become orchards
    thick as fertile forests.
16 Honesty and justice
    will prosper there,
17 and justice will produce
    lasting peace and security.

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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.

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