All Kedar's1 flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings2 on my altar,3 and I will adorn my glorious temple.48
"Who are these5 that fly along like clouds,6 like doves to their nests?
Surely the islands7 look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,a8 bringing9 your sons from afar, with their silver and gold,10 to the honor11 of the LORD your God, the Holy One12 of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.1310
"Foreigners14 will rebuild your walls, and their kings15 will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor16 I will show you compassion.1711
Your gates18 will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations19-- their kings20 led in triumphal procession.
For the nation or kingdom that will not serve21 you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.2213
"The glory of Lebanon23 will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together,24 to adorn the place of my sanctuary;25 and I will glorify the place of my feet.2614
The sons of your oppressors27 will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down28 at your feet and will call you the City29 of the LORD, Zion30 of the Holy One31 of Israel.
"Although you have been forsaken32 and hated, with no one traveling33 through, I will make you the everlasting pride34 and the joy35 of all generations.
You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed36 at royal breasts. Then you will know37 that I, the LORD, am your Savior,38 your Redeemer,39 the Mighty One of Jacob.4017
Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,41 and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace42 your governor and righteousness your ruler.43