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A Glorified Zion

60 (A)Arise, shine, for your (B)light has come,
And the (C)glory of Yahweh has risen upon you.
For behold, (D)darkness will cover the earth
And dense gloom the peoples;
But Yahweh will rise upon you,
And His (E)glory will appear upon you.
(F)Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

(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 [a]carried on the nurses’ hip.
Then you will see and be (J)radiant,
And your heart will tremble and be large with joy;
Because the (K)abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The (L)wealth of the nations will come to you.
A multitude of camels will cover you,
The young camels of Midian and (M)Ephah;
All those from (N)Sheba will come;
They will bring (O)gold and frankincense,
And will (P)bear good news of the praises of Yahweh.
All the flocks of (Q)Kedar will be gathered together to you;
The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you;
They will go up with acceptance on My (R)altar,
And I shall [b](S)adorn My [c]glorious house with beautiful glory.
(T)Who are these who fly like a cloud
And like the doves to their [d]lattices?
Surely the (U)coastlands will hope in Me;
And the (V)ships of Tarshish will come first,
To (W)bring your sons from afar,
Their silver and their gold with them,
For the name of Yahweh your God,
And for the Holy One of Israel because He has [e](X)adorned you with beautiful glory.

10 (Y)Foreigners will build up your walls,
And their (Z)kings will minister to you;
For in My (AA)wrath I struck you,
And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
11 Your (AB)gates will be open continually;
They will not be closed day or night,
So that men may (AC)bring to you the wealth of the nations,
With (AD)their kings led in procession.
12 For the (AE)nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish,
And the nations will surely be laid waste.
13 The (AF)glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The (AG)juniper, the box tree, and the cypress together,
To adorn the place of My sanctuary with beautiful glory;
And I shall make the (AH)place of My feet glorious.
14 The (AI)sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you,
And all those who spurned you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet;
And they will call you the (AJ)City of Yahweh,
The (AK)Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 “Instead of being (AL)forsaken and (AM)hated
With no one passing through,
I will make you an everlasting (AN)pride,
A joy from generation to generation.
16 You will also (AO)suck the milk of nations
And suck the breast of kings;
Then you will know that I, Yahweh, am your (AP)Savior
And your (AQ)Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead 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 overseers
And righteousness your taskmasters.
18 (AR)Violence will not be heard again in your land,
Nor (AS)devastation or destruction within your borders;
But you will call your (AT)walls salvation, and your (AU)gates praise.
19 No longer will you have the (AV)sun for light by day,
Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
But you will have (AW)Yahweh for an everlasting light,
And your (AX)God for your [f]glory.
20 Your (AY)sun will no longer set,
Nor will your moon wane;
For you will have Yahweh for an everlasting light,
And the days of your (AZ)mourning will be finished.
21 Then all your (BA)people will be righteous;
They will (BB)possess the land forever,
The branch of [g]My planting,
The (BC)work of My hands,
That I may show forth My (BD)beautiful glory.
22 The (BE)smallest one will become a [h]clan,
And the miniscule one a mighty nation.
I, Yahweh, will hasten it in its time.”


  1. Isaiah 60:4 Lit nursed upon the side
  2. Isaiah 60:7 Or beautify
  3. Isaiah 60:7 Or beautiful
  4. Isaiah 60:8 Or dovecotes, windows
  5. Isaiah 60:9 Lit beautified
  6. Isaiah 60:19 Or beauty
  7. Isaiah 60:21 Lit His
  8. Isaiah 60:22 Or thousand