Isaiah 60:12-22 (New International Version)

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12 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve1 you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.2 13 "The glory of Lebanon3 will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together,4 to adorn the place of my sanctuary;5 and I will glorify the place of my feet.6 14 The sons of your oppressors7 will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down8 at your feet and will call you the City9 of the LORD, Zion10 of the Holy One11 of Israel. 15 "Although you have been forsaken12 and hated, with no one traveling13 through, I will make you the everlasting pride14 and the joy15 of all generations. 16 You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed16 at royal breasts. Then you will know17 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,18 your Redeemer,19 the Mighty One of Jacob.20 17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,21 and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace22 your governor and righteousness your ruler.23 18 No longer will violence24 be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction25 within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation26 and your gates Praise.27 19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light,28 and your God will be your glory.29 20 Your sun30 will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow31 will end. 21 Then will all your people be righteous32 and they will possess33 the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted,34 the work of my hands,35 for the display of my splendor.36 22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation.37 I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly."38
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