Isaiah 601Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you! 2Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and there shall be deep darkness on the nations; but the Lord shall appear upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. 3And kings shall walk in your light, and nations in your brightness. 4Lift up your eyes round about, and behold your children gathered; all your sons have come from far, and your daughters shall be borne on men's shoulders. 5Then shall you see, and fear, and be amazed in your heart; for the wealth of the sea shall come round to you, and of nations and peoples; and herds of camels shall come to you, 6and the camels of Midian and Ephah shall cover you; all from Saba shall come bearing gold, and shall bring frankincense, and they shall proclaim the salvation of the Lord. 7And all the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered, and the rams of Nebaioth shall come; and acceptable sacrifices shall be offered on My altar, and My house of prayer shall be glorified. 8Who are these that fly as clouds, and as doves with young ones to Me? 9The isles have waited for Me, and the ships of Tarshish among the first, to bring your children from afar, and their silver and their gold with them, and that for the sake of the holy name of the Lord, and because the Holy One of Israel is glorified. 10And strangers shall build your walls, and their kings shall wait upon you; for by reason of My wrath I have struck you, and by reason of mercy I have loved you. 11And your gates shall be opened continually; they shall not be shut, day or night; to bring in to you the power of the Gentiles, and their kings as captives. 12For the nations and the kings which will not serve you shall perish; and those nations shall be made utterly desolate. 13And the glory of Lebanon shall come to you, with the cypress, and pine, and cedar together, to glorify My holy place. 14And the sons of them that afflicted you, and of them that provoked you, shall come to you in fear; and you shall be called Zion, the city of the Holy One of Israel. 15Because you have become desolate and hated, and there was no helper, therefore I will make you a perpetual gladness, a joy of many generations. 16And you shall drink the milk of the Gentiles, and shall eat the wealth of kings; and shall know that I am the Lord that saves you and delivers you, the Holy One of Israel. 17And for brass I will bring you gold, and for iron I will bring you silver, and instead of wood I will bring you brass, and instead of stones, iron; and I will make your princes peaceable, and your overseers righteous. 18And injustice shall no more be heard in your land, nor destruction nor misery in your coasts; but your walls shall be called Salvation, and your gates Sculptured Work. 19And you shall no more have the sun for a light by day, nor shall the rising of the moon lighten your night; but the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and God your glory. 20For the sun shall no more set, nor shall the moon be eclipsed; for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be completed. 21Your people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, preserving that which they have planted, even the works of their hands, for glory. 22The little one shall become thousands, and the least a great nation; I the Lord will gather them in due time.
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