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Isaiah 60:9 ASV
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 BBE
Vessels of the sea-lands are waiting for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, so that your sons may come from far, and their silver and gold with them, to the place of the name of the Lord your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has made you beautiful.
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Isaiah 60:9 CEB
I'm the hope of the coastlands. Ships from Tarshish are in the lead to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them for the name of the LORD your God and for the holy one of Israel, who has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 CJB
The coastlands are putting their hope in me, with the 'Tarshish' ships in the lead, to bring your children from far away, and with them their silver and gold, for the sake of ADONAI your God, the Holy One of Isra'el, who glorifies you.
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Isaiah 60:9 RHE
For, the islands wait for me, and the ships of the sea in the beginning: that I may bring thy sons from afar: their silver, and their gold with them, to the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 ESV
For the coastlands shall hope for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has made you beautiful.
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Isaiah 60:9 GW
Certainly, the coastlands wait with hope for me. The ships from Tarshish are the first to bring your children from far away. Their silver and their gold comes with them to honor the name of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, because he has honored you.
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Isaiah 60:9 GNT
They are ships coming from distant lands, Bringing God's people home. They bring with them silver and gold To honor the name of the Lord, The holy God of Israel, Who has made all nations honor his people.
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Isaiah 60:9 HNV
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Yisra'el, because he has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 CSB
Yes, the islands will wait for Me with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring your children from far away, their silver and gold with them, for the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 KJV
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 LEB
Because [the] coastlands wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish [are] first to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the holy one of Israel, because he has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 NAS
"Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 NCV
People in faraway lands are waiting for me. The great trading ships will come first, bringing your children from faraway lands, and with them silver and gold. This will honor the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, who does wonderful things for you.
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Isaiah 60:9 NIRV
People from the islands are coming to me. The ships of Tarshish are out in front. They are bringing your children back from far away. Your children are bringing their silver and gold with them. They are coming to honor me. I am the LORD your God. I am the Holy One of Israel. I have honored you.
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Isaiah 60:9 NIV
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.
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Isaiah 60:9 NKJV
Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, To the name of the Lord your God, And to the Holy One of Israel, Because He has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 NLT
They are the ships of Tarshish, reserved to bring the people of Israel home. They will bring their wealth with them, and it will bring great honor to the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he will fill you with splendor."
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Isaiah 60:9 NRS
For the coastlands shall wait for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your children from far away, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the Lord your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 RSV
For the coastlands shall wait for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 DBY
For the isles shall await me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of Jehovah thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 MSG
It's ships from the distant islands, the famous Tarshish ships Returning your children from faraway places, loaded with riches, with silver and gold, And backed by the name of your God, The Holy of Israel, showering you with splendor.
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Isaiah 60:9 WBT
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 TMB
Surely the isles shall wait for Me--and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He hath glorified thee.
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Isaiah 60:9 TNIV
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.
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Isaiah 60:9 WEB
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.
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Isaiah 60:9 WYC
Forsooth isles abide me, and the ships of the sea in the beginning; that I bring thy sons from [a]far, the silver of them, and the gold of them is with them, to (honour) the name of thy Lord God, and to the Holy of Israel; for he shall glorify thee. (For the islands shall wait for me, and with the ships of Tarshish leading the way, I shall bring back thy sons and daughters from afar; their silver, and their gold, shall be with them, to honour the name of the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee.)
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Isaiah 60:9 YLT
Surely for Me isles do wait, And ships of Tarshish first, To bring thy sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, To the name of Jehovah thy God, And to the Holy One of Israel, Because He hath beautified thee.
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Isaiah 60 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 60

The glories of the church of God, when the fulness of the Gentiles shall come in. (1-8) and the Jews shall be converted and gathered from their dispersions. (9-14) and the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. (15-22)

Verses 1-8 As far as we have the knowledge of God in us, and the favour of God towards us, our light is come. And if God's glory is seen upon us to our honour, we ought, not only with our lips, but in our lives, to return its praise. We meet with nothing in the history of the Jews which can be deemed a fulfilment of the prophecy in this chapter; we must conclude it relates principally to future events. It predicts the purity and enlargement of the church. The conversion of souls is here described. They fly to Christ, to the church, to the word and ordinances, as doves to their own home; thither they fly for refuge and shelter, thither they fly for rest. What a pleasant sight to see poor souls hastening to Christ!

Verses 9-14 God will be very gracious. We must begin with his promise, thence all mercies take rise. Many shall be brought into the church, even from far countries. Christ is always ready to receive all who come to him; and the gate of mercy is always open, night and day. All that are about the church shall be made serviceable to it. But those who will not be subject to Christ's golden sceptre, to his word and Spirit, who will not be kept in by the laws and rules of his family, shall be broken in pieces by his iron rod. The peculiar advantages of every nation, and of every description of men, shall join to beautify the church of Christ. We must suppose this to be accomplished in the beauties of holiness, and the graces and comforts of the Spirit, with which gospel ordinances are adorned and enriched. Blessed be his name, the gates of Zion are ever open to returning sinners.

Verses 15-22 We must look for the full accomplishment in times and things, exceeding those of the Old Testament church. The nations and their kings shall lay themselves out for the good of the church. Such a salvation, such a redemption, shall be wrought out for thee, as discovers itself to be the work of the Lord. Every thing shall be changed for the better. In thy land shall no more be heard threats of those that do violence, nor complaints of those that suffer violence. Thy walls shall be means of safety, thy gates shall be written upon with praises to God. In the close of this chapter are images and expressions used in the description of the New Jerusalem, ( Revelation 21:23 , Revelation 22:5 ) . Nothing can answer to this but some future glorious state of the church on earth, or the state of the church triumphant in heaven. Those that make God their only light, shall have him their all-sufficient light. And the happiness shall know no change or alloy. No people on earth are all righteous; but there are no mixtures in heaven. They shall be wholly righteous. The spirits of just men shall there be made perfect. The glory of the church shall be to the honour of God. When it shall be finished, it will appear a work of wonder. It may seem too difficult to be brought about, but the God of almighty power has undertaken it. It may seem to be delayed and put off; but the Lord will hasten it in the time appointed by his wisdom, though not in the time prescribed by our folly. Let this hope cheer us under all difficulties, and stir us up to all diligence, that we may have an abundant entrance into this everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 60 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 60

Isaiah 60:1-22 . ISRAEL'S GLORY AFTER HER AFFLICTION.

An ode of congratulation to Zion on her restoration at the Lord's second advent to her true position as the mother church from which the Gospel is to be diffused to the whole Gentile world; the first promulgation of the Gospel among the Gentiles, beginning at Jerusalem [ Luke 24:47 ], is an earnest of this. The language is too glorious to apply to anything that as yet has happened.

1. Arise--from the dust in which thou hast been sitting as a mourning female captive ( Isaiah 3:26 , Isaiah 52:1 Isaiah 52:2 ).
shine--or, "be enlightened; for thy light cometh"; impart to others the spiritual light now given thee ( Isaiah 60:3 ). The Margin and GESENIUS translate, "Be enlightened"; be resplendent with posterity; imperative for the future indicative, "Thou shalt be enlightened" ( Isaiah 58:8 Isaiah 58:10 , Ephesians 5:8 Ephesians 5:14 ).
glory of the Lord--not merely the Shekinah, or cloud of glory, such as rested above the ark in the old dispensation, but the glory of the Lord in person ( Jeremiah 3:16 Jeremiah 3:17 ).
is risen--as the sun ( Malachi 4:2 , Luke 1:78 , Margin).

2. darkness . . . earth--the rest of the earth: in contrast with "light . . . upon thee" ( Isaiah 60:1 ). The earth will be afterwards enlightened through Israel ( Isaiah 9:2 ).
be seen--conspicuously: so the Hebrew.

3. ( Isaiah 2:3 , 11:10 , 43:6 , 49:22 , 66:12 ).
kings--( Isaiah 49:7 Isaiah 49:23 , 52:15 ).
thy rising--rather, "thy sun-rising," that is, "to the brightness that riseth upon thee."

4. Lift up . . . eyes--Jerusalem is addressed as a female with eyes cast down from grief.
all they . . . they--The Gentile peoples come together to bring back the dispersed Hebrews, restore their city, and worship Jehovah with offerings.
nursed at thy side--rather "carried at thy side." It is the custom in the East to carry the children astride on the hip, with the arms around the body ( Isaiah 66:12 ).

5. see--( Isaiah 60:4 ), namely, the bringing back of thy sons.
flow together--rather, "overflow with joy" [LOWTH]; or, from a different Hebrew root, "be bright with joy" [GESENIUS] ( Job 3:4 ).
fear--rather, beat with the agitation of solemn joy at the marvellous sight [HORSLEY] ( Jeremiah 33:9 ).
be enlarged--swell with delight. Grief, on the contrary, contracts the heart.
abundance of . . . sea--the wealth of the lands beyond the sea, as in Solomon's time, the type of the coming reign of the Prince of peace.
converted--rather, "be turned," instead of being turned to purposes of sin and idolatry.
forces--rather, "riches."

6. camels--laden with merchandise; the camel is "the ship of the desert" (compare Isaiah 30:6 ).
cover thee--so many of them shall there be.
dromedaries--They have one hunch on the back, whereas the camel has two: distinguished for swiftness ( Jeremiah 2:23 ).
Midian--east of the Elanitic branch of the Red Sea, and stretching northward along Mount Seir. Associated with the Ishmaelites in traffic ( Genesis 37:25 Genesis 37:28 ).
Ephah--part of Midian, east of the Dead Sea. It abounded in camels ( Judges 6:5 ).
Sheba--in Arabia-Felix, famed for frankincense and gold ( Psalms 72:15 , Jeremiah 6:20 ), which they traded in ( Isaiah 45:14 , Job 6:19 , Ezekiel 27:22 ).

7. Kedar--( Isaiah 21:16 , Solomon 1:5 ), in the south of Arabia-Deserta, or north of Arabia-Petræa; they traded in flocks ( Ezekiel 27:21 ).
Nebaioth--son of Ishmael, as was Kedar. Father of the Nabatheans in Arabia-Petræa.
minister--by coming up as an acceptable sacrifice.
come up with acceptance--that is, acceptably. The rams offering themselves voluntarily ( Psalms 68:30 , Romans 12:1 , 1 Peter 2:5 ), without waiting for any other priest, answer to believers strong in faith and lamb-like meekness; and in the white fleece-like robe of sanctity [VITRINGA].
house of my glory--the temple ( Ezekiel 41:1-26 , Haggai 2:7 Haggai 2:9 , Malachi 3:1 ).

8. The prophet, seeing in vision new hosts approaching quickly like a cloud of doves, asks who they are.


Tarshish first--The ships of Tartessus Isaiah 23:1 , that is, vessels that trade to the most distant regions) will be among the foremost to bring back the scattered Israelites ( Isaiah 66:20 ).
their silver--The nations among whom the Jews have been scattered shall help them with their money in returning ( Isaiah 60:5-7 Isaiah 60:11 Isaiah 60:16 ), as was the case at the return from Babylon ( Ezra 1:4 ; compare Psalms 68:30 Psalms 68:31 ).
unto the name . . . to the Holy One--rather, because of the name--because of the Holy One (compare Isaiah 55:5 ) [LOWTH].

10. kings . . . minister unto Isaiah 49:23 ).
in my wrath I smote thee--( Isaiah 54:7 Isaiah 54:8 , 57:17 ).

11. ( Revelation 21:25 ). The gates are ever open to receive new offerings and converts ( Isaiah 26:2 , Acts 14:27 , Revelation 3:8 ). In time of peace the gates of a city are open: so, under the Prince of peace, there shall be no need of barring gates against invaders.
forces--riches.
be brought--as willing captives to the truth; or, if not willingly, be bought by judgments to submit to Israel ( Isaiah 60:12 Isaiah 60:14 ). GESENIUS explains it, "may come escorted by a retinue."

12. For--the reason which will lead Gentile kings and people to submit themselves; fear of the God in Israel ( Zechariah 14:17 ).

13. glory--that is, the trees which adorned Lebanon; emblem of men eminent in natural gifts, devoting all that is in them to the God of Israel ( Hosea 14:5 Hosea 14:6 ).
fir . . . pine . . . box--rather, "the cypress . . . ilex . . . cedar."
place of my sanctuary--Jerusalem ( Jeremiah 3:17 ).
place of my feet--no longer the ark ( Jeremiah 3:16 ), "the footstool" of Jehovah ( Psalms 99:5 , 132:7 , 1 Chronicles 28:2 ); but "the place of His throne, the place of the soles of His feet, where He will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever," in the new temple ( Ezekiel 43:7 ).

14. The sons--Their fathers who "afflicted" Israel having been cut off by divine judgments ( Isaiah 14:1 Isaiah 14:2 , 49:23 ).
The Zion of the Holy One--The royal court of the Holy One. MAURER translates, "Zion, the sanctuary (holy place) of Israel" ( Isaiah 57:15 , Psalms 46:4 ).

15. forsaken--( Psalms 78:60 Psalms 78:61 ).
no man went through thee--Thy land was so desolate that no traveller, or caravan, passed through thee; true only of Israel, not true of the Church ( Lamentations 1:4 ).
excellency--glory, that is, for ever honored.

16. suck--Thou shalt draw to thyself and enjoy all that is valuable of the possessions of the Gentiles, &c. ( Isaiah 49:23 , 61:6 , Isaiah 66:11 Isaiah 66:12 ).
know--by the favors bestowed on thee, and through thee on the Gentiles.

17. Poetically, with figurative allusion to the furniture of the temple; all things in that happy age to come shall be changed for the better.
exactors--namely, of tribute.
righteousness--All rulers in restored Jerusalem shall not only be peaceable and righteous, but shall be, as it were, "peace" and "righteousness" itself in their administration.

18. ( Isaiah 2:4 ). Not only shall thy walls keep thee safe from foes, but "Salvation" shall serve as thy walls, converting thy foes into friends, and so ensuring thee perfect safety ( Isaiah 26:1 Isaiah 26:2 ).
gates--once the scene of "destruction" when victorious foes burst through them ( Nehemiah 1:3 ); henceforth to be not only the scene of praises, but "Praise" itself; the "gates," as the place of public concourse, were the scene of thanksgivings ( 2 Chronicles 31:2 , Psalms 9:14 , 24:7 , 100:4 ). "Judah," the favored tribe, means "praise."

19. The sun and moon, the brightest objects by day and night, shall be eclipsed by the surpassing glory of God manifesting Himself to thee ( Isaiah 30:26 , Zechariah 2:5 , Revelation 21:23 , 22:5 ).

20. There shall be no national and spiritual obscuration again as formerly ( Joel 2:10 , Amos 8:9 ).
mourning . . . ended--( Isaiah 25:8 , Revelation 21:4 ).

21. all righteous--( Isaiah 4:3 , 52:1 , Revelation 21:27 ).
inherit . . . land--( Isaiah 49:8 , 54:3 , 65:9 , Psalms 37:11 Psalms 37:22 , Matthew 5:5 ).
branch of my planting--( Isaiah 61:3 , Psalms 92:13 , Matthew 15:13 ).
work of my hands--the converted Israelites ( Isaiah 29:23 , 45:11 ).
that I may be glorified--the final end of all God's gracious dealings ( Isaiah 49:3 , 61:3 ).

22. little one--Even one, and that the smallest in number and rank, shall be multiplied a thousandfold in both respects ( Micah 5:2 , Matthew 13:31 Matthew 13:32 ).
his time--not our time; we might wish to hasten it, but it will come in due time, as in the case of Jesus' first coming ( Galatians 4:4 ); so in that of the restoration of Israel and the conversion of the world ( Isaiah 66:8 , Habakkuk 2:3 , Acts 1:7 , Hebrews 10:37 ).