"1Arise, shine; for your 2light has come, And the 3glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
"For behold, 4darkness will cover the earth And deepdarkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His 5glory will appear upon you.
"6Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
"7Lift up your eyesroundabout and see; They allgather together, they 8come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your 9daughters will be acarried in the arms.
5"Then you will see and be 10radiant, And your heart will bthrill and rejoice; Because the 11abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The 12wealth of the nations will come to you.
"A multitude of camels will cover you, The youngcamels of Midian and 13Ephah; All those from 14Sheba will come; They will bring15gold and frankincense, And will 16bear good news of the praises of the LORD.
7"All the flocks of 17Kedar will be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up with acceptance on My 18altar, And I shall c19glorify My dglorioushouse.
"20Who are these who fly like a cloud And like the doves to their elattices?
9"Surely the 21coastlands will wait for Me; And the 22ships of Tarshish will come first, To 23bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the HolyOne of Israelbecause He has f24glorified you.
"25Foreigners will build up your walls, And their 26kings will minister to you; For in My 27wrath I struck you, And in My favor I have hadcompassion on you.
"Your 28gates will be opencontinually; They will not be closedday or night, So that men may 29bring to you the wealth of the nations, With 30their kingsled in procession.
"For the 31nation and the kingdomwhich will not serve you will perish, And the nations will be utterlyruined.
"The 32glory of Lebanon will come to you, The 33juniper, the boxtree and the cypresstogether, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the 34place of My feetglorious.
"The 35sons of those who afflicted you will comebowing to you, And all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet; And they will call you the 36city of the LORD, The 37Zion of the HolyOne of Israel.
15"Whereas you have been38forsaken and 39hated With noonepassingthrough, I will make you an everlasting40pride, A joy from generation to generation.
"You will also 41suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your 42Savior And your 43Redeemer, the MightyOne of Jacob.
17"Instead of bronze I will bringgold, And instead of iron I will bringsilver, And instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. And I will makepeace your administrators And righteousness your overseers.
"44Violence will not be heardagain in your land, Nor45devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your 46wallssalvation, and your 47gatespraise.
19"Nolonger will you have the 48sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moongive you light; But you will have the 49LORD for an everlastinglight, And your 50God for your gglory.
"Your 51sun will nolongerset, Nor will your moonwane; For you will have the LORD for an everlastinglight, And the days of your 52mourning will be over.
"Then all your 53people will be righteous; They will 54possess the landforever, The branch of hMy planting, The 55work of My hands, That I may be 56glorified.
"The 57smallestone will become a iclan, And the leastone a mightynation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time."