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Look all around you![a]
They all gather and come to you—
your sons come from far away,
and your daughters are escorted by guardians.
Then you will look and smile,[b]
you will be excited and your heart will swell with pride.[c]
For the riches of distant lands[d] will belong to you,
and the wealth of nations will come to you.
Camel caravans will cover your roads,[e]
young camels from Midian and Ephah.
All the merchants of Sheba[f] will come,
bringing gold and incense
and singing praises to the Lord.[g]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:4 tn Heb “Lift up around your eyes and see!”
  2. Isaiah 60:5 tn Or “shine,” or “be radiant” (NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).
  3. Isaiah 60:5 tn Heb “and it will tremble and be wide, your heart.”
  4. Isaiah 60:5 tn Heb “the wealth of the sea,” i.e., wealth that is transported from distant lands via the sea.
  5. Isaiah 60:6 tn Heb “an abundance of camels will cover you.”
  6. Isaiah 60:6 tn Heb “all of them, from Sheba.”
  7. Isaiah 60:6 tn Heb “and they will announce the praises of the Lord.”

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