but with righteousness(A) he will judge the needy,(B)
    with justice(C) he will give decisions for the poor(D) of the earth.
He will strike(E) the earth with the rod of his mouth;(F)
    with the breath(G) of his lips he will slay the wicked.(H)

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In love a throne(A) will be established;(B)
    in faithfulness a man will sit on it—
    one from the house[a] of David(C)
one who in judging seeks justice(D)
    and speeds the cause of righteousness.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 16:5 Hebrew tent

The Kingdom of Righteousness

32 See, a king(A) will reign in righteousness
    and rulers will rule with justice.(B)

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16 The Lord’s justice(A) will dwell in the desert,(B)
    his righteousness(C) live in the fertile field.

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The Lord is exalted,(A) for he dwells on high;(B)
    he will fill Zion with his justice(C) and righteousness.(D)

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The Servant of the Lord

42 “Here is my servant,(A) whom I uphold,
    my chosen one(B) in whom I delight;(C)
I will put my Spirit(D) on him,
    and he will bring justice(E) to the nations.(F)

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“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,(A)
a King(B) who will reign(C) wisely
    and do what is just and right(D) in the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:5 Or up from David’s line

14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise(A) I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

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