Isaiah 60

The Future Glory of Israel

1 1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and 2the 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 3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 4Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; 5your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
5 Then you shall see and 6be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult,a because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, 7the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6 A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of 8Midian and 9Ephah; all those from 10Sheba shall come. 11They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of 12Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of 13Nebaioth shall minister to you; 14they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, 15and I will beautify my beautiful house.
8 Who are these that fly like a cloud, and 16like doves to their windows?
9 For 17the coastlands shall hope for me, 18the ships of Tarshish first, 19to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because 20he has made you beautiful.
10 21Foreigners shall build up your walls, and 22their kings shall minister to you; for in my wrath I struck you, but in my favor I have had mercy on you.
11 23Your gates shall be open continually; day and night they shall not be shut, 24that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations, with their kings led in procession.
12 25For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.
13 26The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the cypress, the plane, and 27the pine, to beautify the place of my sanctuary, and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 28The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending low to you, 29and all who despised you shall bow down at your feet; 30they shall call you the City of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 31Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, with no one passing through, 32I will make you majestic forever, a joy from age to age.
16 33You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings; and you shall know that 34I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, 35the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; instead of wood, bronze, instead of stones, iron. I will make your overseers peace 36and your taskmasters righteousness.
18 37Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; 38you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
19 39The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light;b but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.c
20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and 40your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 41Your people shall all be righteous; 42they shall possess the land forever, 43the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified.d
22 44The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; 45I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.
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