“Your riggings hangs loose.
It cannot hold the mast firm in its place.
It cannot keep the sail spread out.
Then prey in abundance will be divided.
Spoil in abundance will be divided.
Even the lame will fall to plundering.
No inhabitant will say.
‘I am sick.’
The people who live there
Will be forgiven their iniquity.”
Isaiah remarks that despite the fact that the ship is not in good shape since the riggings are loose, the mast is not firm, and the sail is not spread out, you will not have to worry. There will be enough prey to be divided up. There will be so much spoil that even the lame will be able to plunder the area. No one will be sick in this utopian time. In fact, all their iniquity will be forgiven so that they do not have to be anxious or troubled.