Isaiah 60:3

3 1And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Isaiah 60:3 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 60:3

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light
To the Gospel, preached in the midst of her; and to Christ, who is her light and into her church state, and partake of the prosperity and happiness of it. The Targum is,

``and nations shall walk in thy light;''
and so in ( Revelation 21:24 ) , where it is interpreted of the nations of them that are saved, truly regenerated and converted persons: and kings to the brightness of thy rising;
Christ, the sun of righteousness, will rise upon her; and this being the morning of the latter day glory, the church will rise as a bright morning star; and such be the evidence and lustre of Gospel truths and ordinances, that kings shall he enlightened by them, and come and join themselves unto her, and walk with her in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. Some of this high rank and dignity have been called, and but a few; but in those times the instances will be many, even all kings shall serve and worship the Lord, ( Psalms 72:11 ) .

Isaiah 60:3 In-Context

1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
5 Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:6; Revelation 21:24
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