Isaiah 60

A Glorified Zion

1 a  Arise, shine; for your b  light has come,
And the c  glory of the  Lord has risen upon you.
2For behold d  darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the  Lord will rise upon you
And His e  glory will appear upon you.
3 f  Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 g  Lift up your eyes round about and see;
They all gather together, they h  come to you.
Your sons will come from afar,
And your i  daughters will be
Lit nursed upon the side
carried in the arms.
5Then you will see and be k  radiant,
And your heart will
Lit tremble and be enlarged
thrill and rejoice;
Because the m  abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The n  wealth of the nations will come to you.
6A multitude of camels will cover you,
The young camels of Midian and o  Ephah;
All those from p  Sheba will come;
They will bring q  gold and frankincense,
And will r  bear good news of the praises of the  Lord.
7All the flocks of s  Kedar will be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you;
They will go up with acceptance on My t  altar,
And I shall
Or beautify
v  glorify My
Or beautiful
glorious house.
8 x  Who are these who fly like a cloud
And like the doves to their
Or dovecotes, windows
9Surely the z  coastlands will wait for Me;
And the aa  ships of Tarshish will come first,
To ab  bring your sons from afar,
Their silver and their gold with them,
For the name of the  Lord your God,
And for the Holy One of Israel because He has
Lit beautified
ad  glorified you.

10 ae  Foreigners will build up your walls,
And their af  kings will minister to you;
For in My ag  wrath I struck you,
And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
11“Your ah  gates will be open continually;
They will not be closed day or night,
So that men may ai  bring to you the wealth of the nations,
With aj  their kings led in procession.
12“For the ak  nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish,
And the nations will be utterly ruined.
13“The al  glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The am  juniper, the box tree and the cypress together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I shall make the an  place of My feet glorious.
14“The ao  sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you,
And all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet;
And they will call you the ap  city of the  Lord,
The aq  Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15Whereas you have been ar  forsaken and as  hated
With no one passing through,
I will make you an everlasting at  pride,
A joy from generation to generation.
16“You will also au  suck the milk of nations
And suck the breast of kings;
Then you will know that I, the  Lord, am your av  Savior
And your aw  Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
And instead of iron I will bring silver,
And instead of wood, bronze,
And instead of stones, iron.
And I will make peace your administrators
And righteousness your overseers.
18 ax  Violence will not be heard again in your land,
Nor ay  devastation or destruction within your borders;
But you will call your az  walls salvation, and your ba  gates praise.
19No longer will you have the bb  sun for light by day,
Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
But you will have the bc   Lord for an everlasting light,
And your bd  God for your
Or beauty
20“Your bf  sun will no longer set,
Nor will your moon wane;
For you will have the  Lord for an everlasting light,
And the days of your bg  mourning will be over.
21Then all your bh  people will be righteous;
They will bi  possess the land forever,
The branch of
Lit His
My planting,
The bk  work of My hands,
That I may be bl  glorified.
22“The bm  smallest one will become a
Or thousand
And the least one a mighty nation.
I, the  Lord, will hasten it in its time.”

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