18 Then my people shall dwell in peaceful homes, In secure dwellings, In untroubled places of rest.
v’-ya-SHAV a-MEE bin-VAY sha-LOM uv-mish-k’-NOT miv-ta-KHEEM u-vim-nu-KHOT sha-a-na-NOT
יח וְיָשַׁב עַמִּי בִּנְוֵה שָׁלוֹם וּבְמִשְׁכְּנוֹת מִבְטַחִים וּבִמְנוּחֹת שַׁאֲנַנּוֹת׃
32:18 Then my people shall dwell in peaceful homes
The ultimate hope that Yeshayahu holds for his people is that they can dwell calmly in the Land of Israel. His supplications are the prayers of all the prophets. For example, Hoshea writes, “In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field; the birds of the air and the creeping things of the ground; I will also banish bow, sword and war from the land. Thus I will let them lie down in safety” (2:20). Rambam similarly concludes the Mishneh Torah, his monumental work summarizing Jewish law, with the declaration that the reason the Jewish people want the Mashiach to come is not because they want to rule over other nations, but rather out of desire to dwell in quiet and peace in their land so they can pursue righteousness. This remains the hope and dream of the Jewish people today: that the Mashiach will come quickly and bring peace to the entire world.