Isaiah 60

The Future Glory of Israel

1 Arise, a shine;
For your light has come!
And b the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the LORD will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The c Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 "Lift d up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, e they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because f the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover your land,
The dromedaries of Midian and g Ephah;
All those from h Sheba shall come;
They shall bring i gold and incense,
And they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of j Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
They shall ascend with k acceptance on My altar,
And l I will glorify the house of My glory.

8 "Who are these who fly like a cloud,
And like doves to their roosts?
9 m Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me;
And the ships of Tarshish will come first,
n To bring your sons from afar,
o Their silver and their gold with them,
To the name of the LORD your God,
And to the Holy One of Israel,
p Because He has glorified you.

10 "The q sons of foreigners shall build up your walls,
r And their kings shall minister to you;
For s in My wrath I struck you,
t But in My favor I have had mercy on you.
11 Therefore your gates u shall be open continually;
They shall not be shut day or night,
That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles,
And their kings in procession.
12 v For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish,
And those nations shall be utterly ruined.
13 "The w glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I will make x the place of My feet glorious.
14 Also the sons of those who afflicted you
Shall come y bowing to you,
And all those who despised you shall z fall prostrate at the soles of your feet;
And they shall call you The City of the LORD,
a Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 "Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
So that no one went through you,
I will make you an eternal excellence,
A joy of many generations.
16 You shall drink the milk of the Gentiles,
b And milk the breast of kings;
You shall know that c I, the LORD, am your Savior
And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

17 "Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
Instead of iron I will bring silver,
Instead of wood, bronze,
And instead of stones, iron.
I will also make your officers peace,
And your magistrates righteousness.
18 Violence shall no longer be heard in your land,
Neither 1 wasting nor destruction within your borders;
But you shall call d your walls Salvation,
And your gates Praise.

19 "The e sun shall no longer be your light by day,
Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you;
But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light,
And f your God your glory.
20 g Your sun shall no longer go down,
Nor shall your moon withdraw itself;
For the LORD will be your everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 h Also your people shall all be righteous;
i They shall inherit the land forever,
j The branch of My planting,
k The work of My hands,
That I may be glorified.
22 l A little one shall become a thousand,
And a small one a strong nation.
I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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