Glory of Zion
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the
glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and
gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon
thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to
the brightness of thy rising.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they
gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons
shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine
heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of
the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the
Gentiles shall come unto thee.
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the
dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall
come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew
forth the praises of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together
unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee:
they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will
glorify the house of my glory.
60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to
60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of
Tarshish first, to bring 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.
60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls,
and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I
smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they
shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto
thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be
60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee
shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir
tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the
place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come
bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow
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
60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no
man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal
excellency, a joy of many generations.
60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and
shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I
the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of
60:17 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
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting
nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy
walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
60:19 The sun 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 light, and thy God
60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon
withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting
light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall
inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the
work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one
a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.