1Arise , shine ;a for thy light is come , and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.4
Lift up thine eyes round about, and see : all they gather themselves together , they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.5
Then thou shalt see , and flow together , and thine heart shall fear , and be enlarged ; because the abundanceb of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come : they shall bringgold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.7
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.8
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?9
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshishfirst, 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.
And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
Therefore thy gates shall be opencontinually; they shall not be shutday nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forcesc of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought .
For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish ; yea, those nations shall be utterlywasted .
The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the boxtogether, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feetglorious .
The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall comebending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.15Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated , so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternalexcellency, a joy of manygenerations.16
Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer , the mighty One of Jacob.17
For brass I will bringgold, and for iron I will bringsilver, and for woodbrass, and for stonesiron: I will also make thy officerspeace, and thine exactorsrighteousness.18Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy wallsSalvation, and thy gatesPraise.19
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlastinglight , and thy God thy glory.20
Thy sun shall no more go down ; neither shall thy moonwithdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlastinglight, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended .
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified .
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strongnation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.