Isaiah 32:2

“And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And a man shall be as an hiding place from the winde, and a couert from the tempest: as riuers of water in a drie place, as the shadow of a great rocke in a wearie land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a man will be as a safe place from the wind, and a cover from the storm; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a waste land.
- Basic English Bible

And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the storm; as brooks of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.
- Darby Bible

And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
- Webster's Bible

A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.
- World English Bible

And each hath been as a hiding-place [from] wind, And as a secret hiding-place [from] inundation, As rivulets of waters in a dry place, As a shadow of a heavy rock in a weary land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And a man shall be as in a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as by the watercourses in a dry place, as in the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 32:2


32:2 A man - Each of his princes. A hiding place - Unto the people under their government. The wind - From the rage and violence of evil men. As rivers - No less refreshing. As the shadow - In a dry and scorched country, which is called weary, because it makes travellers weary; as death is called pale in other authors, because it makes mens faces pale.


Discussion for Isaiah 32

  • Betty ingersoll harshbarger
    JESUS WANTS HIS CHILDREN TO SERVE HIM AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN
  • Evg. victor d ndukwu for verse 15
    When the spirit is been poured it quikens our spirit man also.
  • JIC
    Reading this chapter reassures one how much the following Scriptures are true: 2 Peter 1:20-21 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 2:11-15 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
  • Margaret
    The will of the Lord be done.
  • Melinda thibault for verse 2
    Hi, everyday I use this site to read scripture and everyday there is always a new verse on before I begin reading. Its a blessing to me to have this. Sometimes we all get weary and we need God to see us through because Satan attacks all the time, very encouraging and we all need it. Thank you
  • MockingBird for verse 2
    To me this scripture is talking of Jesus. Praise God !!!