But amidst all the chaos that's taking place, Israel will find a just king who will be like a refreshing stream or "the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."
Instead of having their eyes closed and ears shut, they'll be opened, and the people will know the truth.
The villains are going to get punished, no one will think that fools are noble, and the truly noble will stand out heroically.
Isaiah tells women not to be complacent—the harvest isn't going to come next year. Therefore, they should strip off their clothes and put on sackcloth and wail.
The palace and the city will be deserted—wild asses and flocks will roam around there instead.
But when a spirit on high is poured out on the people, the wilderness will be transformed into a fruit field. The fruit field (a different one) will be transformed into a wilderness. The order of the world will be totally reversed: Justice will reign in the wilderness and righteousness in the field.
Everyone will live in peace—donkeys and oxen can range freely—and the forest and the city will both disappear.