Woe to the sinful nation,
    a people whose guilt is great,(A)
a brood of evildoers,(B)
    children given to corruption!(C)
They have forsaken(D) the Lord;
    they have spurned the Holy One(E) of Israel
    and turned their backs(F) on him.

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This is what the Lord says—
    the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel(A)
to him who was despised(B) and abhorred by the nation,
    to the servant of rulers:
“Kings(C) will see you and stand up,
    princes will see and bow down,(D)
because of the Lord, who is faithful,(E)
    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen(F) you.”

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Surely you will summon nations(A) you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,(B)
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One(C) of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.”(D)

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Surely the islands(A) look to me;
    in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,[a](B)
bringing(C) your children from afar,
    with their silver and gold,(D)
to the honor(E) of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One(F) of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:9 Or the trading ships