18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done,(A) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(B) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(C)

19 “I will set a sign(D) among them, and I will send some of those who survive(E) to the nations—to Tarshish,(F) to the Libyans[b] and Lydians(G) (famous as archers), to Tubal(H) and Greece,(I) and to the distant islands(J) that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.(K) They will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 And they will bring(L) all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain(M) in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,”(N) says the Lord. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.(O) 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests(P) and Levites,” says the Lord.

22 “As the new heavens and the new earth(Q) that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure.(R) 23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath(S) to another, all mankind will come and bow down(T) before me,” says the Lord. 24 “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies(U) of those who rebelled(V) against me; the worms(W) that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched,(X) and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 66:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 66:19 Some Septuagint manuscripts Put (Libyans); Hebrew Pul