Isaiah 60

Chapter 60

In the last days, Israel will rise again as a mighty nation—The gentile peoples will join with and serve Israel—Zion will be established—Finally, Israel will dwell in celestial splendor.

1 aArise, shine; for thy blight is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

2 For, behold, the adarkness shall cover the earth, and gross bdarkness the people: but the Lord shall carise upon thee, and his dglory shall be seen upon thee.

3 And the aGentiles shall come to thy blight, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy asons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

5 Then thou shalt see, and aflow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the babundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the cforces of the dGentiles shall come unto thee.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring agold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.

7 All the flocks of aKedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with bacceptance on mine caltar, and I will glorify the house of my dglory.

8 Who are athese that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

9 Surely the aisles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bbring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

10 And the asons of strangers shall bbuild up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my cwrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

11 Therefore thy agates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the bforces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

12 For the anation and bkingdom that will not serve thee shall cperish; yea, those dnations shall be utterly wasted.

13 The glory of aLebanon shall come unto thee, the bfir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to cbeautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my dfeet glorious.

14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall abow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 Whereas thou hast been aforsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

16 Thou shalt also suck the amilk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of bkings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy cSaviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

18 aViolence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy bwalls Salvation, and thy gates cPraise.

19 The asun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting blight, and thy God thy glory.

20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine aeverlasting light, and the days of thy bmourning shall be ended.

21 Thy people also shall be all arighteous: they shall inherit the bland for cever, the dbranch of my planting, the ework of my hands, that I may be glorified.

22 A alittle one shall become a thousand, and a small one a bstrong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in chis time.