13 Now here is the king(A) you have chosen, the one you asked(B) for; see, the Lord has set a king over you.

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Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God:

Their expenses are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury,(A) from the revenues(B) of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.

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“Lift up your eyes and look about you:
    All assemble(A) and come to you;
your sons come from afar,(B)
    and your daughters(C) are carried on the hip.(D)
Then you will look and be radiant,(E)
    your heart will throb and swell with joy;(F)
the wealth(G) on the seas will be brought to you,
    to you the riches of the nations will come.
Herds of camels(H) will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian(I) and Ephah.(J)
And all from Sheba(K) will come,
    bearing gold and incense(L)
    and proclaiming the praise(M) of the Lord.
All Kedar’s(N) flocks will be gathered to you,
    the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;
they will be accepted as offerings(O) on my altar,(P)
    and I will adorn my glorious temple.(Q)

“Who are these(R) that fly along like clouds,(S)
    like doves to their nests?
Surely the islands(T) look to me;
    in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,[a](U)
bringing(V) your children from afar,
    with their silver and gold,(W)
to the honor(X) of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One(Y) of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.(Z)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:9 Or the trading ships

44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush(A) all those kingdoms(B) and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.(C)

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I will shake all nations, and what is desired(A) by all nations will come, and I will fill this house(B) with glory,(C)’ says the Lord Almighty.

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“I will send my messenger,(A) who will prepare the way before me.(B) Then suddenly the Lord(C) you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant,(D) whom you desire,(E) will come,” says the Lord Almighty.

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