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Isaiah 60:6-16 (New Century Version)

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6 Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels from Midian and Ephah. bringing gold and incense, and they will sing praises to the Lord. 7 All the sheep from Kedar will be given to you; the sheep from Nebaioth will be brought to you. They will be pleasing sacrifices on my altar, and I will make my beautiful Temple more beautiful. 8 "The people are returning to you like clouds, like doves flying to their nests. 9 People in faraway lands are waiting for me. The great trading ships will come first, bringing your children from faraway lands, and with them silver and gold. This will honor the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, who does wonderful things for you. 10 "Jerusalem, foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. When I was angry, I hurt you, but now I want to be kind to you and comfort you. 11 Your gates will always be open; they will not be closed day or night so the nations can bring their wealth to you, and their kings will be led to you. 12 The nation or kingdom that doesn't serve you will be destroyed; it will be completely ruined. 13 "The great trees of Lebanon will be given to you: its pine, fir, and cypress trees together. You will use them to make my Temple beautiful, and I will give much honor to this place where I rest my feet. 14 The people who have hurt you will bow down to you; those who hated you will bow down at your feet. They will call you The City of the Lord, Jerusalem, city of the Holy One of Israel. 15 "You have been hated and left empty with no one passing through. But I will make you great from now on; you will be a place of happiness forever and ever. 16 You will be given what you need from the nations, like a child drinking milk from its mother. Then you will know that it is I, the Lord, who saves you. You will know that the Powerful One of Jacob protects you.
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