Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun; The glory of the Lord is shining on you!
Other nations will be covered by darkness, But on you the light of the Lord will shine; The brightness of his presence will be with you.
Nations will be drawn to your light, And kings to the dawning of your new day.
Look around you and see what is happening: 1 Your people are gathering to come home! Your sons will come from far away; Your daughters will be carried like children.
You will see this and be filled with joy; You will tremble with excitement. The wealth of the nations will be brought to you; From across the sea their riches will come.
Great caravans of camels will come, from Midian and Ephah. They will come from Sheba, bringing gold and incense. People will tell the good news of what the Lord has done!
All the sheep of Kedar and Nebaioth Will be brought to you as sacrifices And offered on the altar to please the Lord. The Lord will make his Temple more glorious than ever.
What are these ships that skim along like clouds, Like doves returning home?
They are ships coming from distant lands, Bringing God's people home. They bring with them silver and gold To honor the name of the Lord, The holy God of Israel, Who has made all nations honor his people.
The Lord says to Jerusalem, "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, And their kings will serve you. In my anger I punished you, But now I will show you my favor and mercy.