Aliens1 will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
And you will be called priests2 of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth3 of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
Instead of their shame4 my people will receive a double5 portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit6 a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy7 will be theirs.
"For I, the LORD, love justice;8 I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant9 with them.
Their descendants10 will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."1110
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices12 in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,13 as a bridegroom adorns his head14 like a priest, and as a bride15 adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden16 causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness17 and praise spring up before all nations.