The Future Glory of Israel

60 (A)Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and (B)the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
    and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
    and his glory will be seen upon you.
(C)And nations shall come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your rising.

(D)Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
    they all gather together, they come to you;
(E)your sons shall come from afar,
    and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
Then you shall see and (F)be radiant;
    your heart shall thrill and exult,[a]
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
    (G)the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
A multitude of camels shall cover you,
    the young camels of (H)Midian and (I)Ephah;
    all those from (J)Sheba shall come.
(K)They shall bring gold and frankincense,
    and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord.
All the flocks of (L)Kedar shall be gathered to you;
    the rams of (M)Nebaioth shall minister to you;
(N)they shall come up with acceptance on my altar,
    (O)and I will beautify my beautiful house.

Who are these that fly like a cloud,
    and (P)like doves to their windows?
For (Q)the coastlands shall hope for me,
    (R)the ships of Tarshish first,
(S)to bring your children from afar,
    their silver and gold with them,
for the name of the Lord your God,
    and for the Holy One of Israel,
    because (T)he has made you beautiful.

10 (U)Foreigners shall build up your walls,
    and (V)their kings shall minister to you;
for in my wrath I struck you,
    but in my favor I have had mercy on you.
11 (W)Your gates shall be open continually;
    day and night they shall not be shut,
(X)that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
    with their kings led in procession.
12 (Y)For the nation and kingdom
    that will not serve you shall perish;
    those nations shall be utterly laid waste.
13 (Z)The glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
    the cypress, the plane, and (AA)the pine,
to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
    and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 (AB)The sons of those who afflicted you
    shall come bending low to you,
(AC)and all who despised you
    shall bow down at your feet;
(AD)they shall call you the City of the Lord,
    the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 (AE)Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
    with no one passing through,
(AF)I will make you majestic forever,
    a joy from age to age.
16 (AG)You shall suck the milk of nations;
    you shall nurse at the breast of kings;
and you shall know that (AH)I, the Lord, am your Savior
    and your Redeemer, (AI)the Mighty One of Jacob.

17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
    and instead of iron I will bring silver;
instead of wood, bronze,
    instead of stones, iron.
I will make your overseers peace
    (AJ)and your taskmasters righteousness.
18 (AK)Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
    devastation or destruction within your borders;
(AL)you shall call your walls Salvation,
    and your gates Praise.

19 (AM)The sun shall be no more
    your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
    give you light;[b]
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory.[c]
20 Your sun shall no more go down,
    nor your moon withdraw itself;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and (AN)your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 (AO)Your people shall all be righteous;
    (AP)they shall possess the land forever,
(AQ)the branch of my planting, the work of my hands,
    that I might be glorified.[d]
22 (AR)The least one shall become a clan,
    and the smallest one a mighty nation;
(AS)I am the Lord;
    in its time I will hasten it.

The Year of the Lord's Favor

61 (AT)The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
    because the Lord has (AU)anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[e]
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and (AV)the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[f]
(AW)to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
    (AX)and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    (AY)to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
(AZ)the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
(BA)that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, (BB)that he may be glorified.[g]
(BC)They shall build up the ancient ruins;
    they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations.

(BD)Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks;
    foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers;
(BE)but you shall be called the priests of the Lord;
    they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;
(BF)you shall eat the wealth of the nations,
    and in their glory you shall boast.
(BG)Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
    instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
    they shall have everlasting joy.

(BH)For I the Lord love justice;
    I hate robbery and wrong;[h]
(BI)I will faithfully give them their recompense,
    (BJ)and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
    and their descendants in the midst of the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
    that they are an offspring the Lord has blessed.

10 (BK)I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
    my soul shall exult in my God,
(BL)for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
    he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself (BM)like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
    (BN)and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
    and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
so the Lord God will cause (BO)righteousness and praise
    to sprout up before all the nations.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:5 Hebrew your heart shall tremble and grow wide
  2. Isaiah 60:19 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Targum add by night
  3. Isaiah 60:19 Or your beauty
  4. Isaiah 60:21 Or that I might display my beauty
  5. Isaiah 61:1 Or afflicted
  6. Isaiah 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind
  7. Isaiah 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty
  8. Isaiah 61:8 Or robbery with a burnt offering

Therefore (A)do not be ashamed of (B)the testimony about our Lord, nor of (C)me his prisoner, but (D)share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, (E)who saved us and (F)called us to[a] a holy calling, (G)not because of our works but because of (H)his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus (I)before the ages began,[b] 10 and which now has (J)been manifested through (K)the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, (L)who abolished death and (M)brought life and (N)immortality to light through the gospel, 11 (O)for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 (P)which is why I suffer as I do. But (Q)I am not ashamed, for (R)I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until (S)that day (T)what has been entrusted to me.[c] 13 (U)Follow (V)the pattern of (W)the sound[d] words (X)that you have heard from me, in (Y)the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit (Z)who dwells within us, guard (AA)the good deposit entrusted to you.

15 You are aware that (AB)all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to (AC)the household of Onesiphorus, for he often (AD)refreshed me and was not ashamed of (AE)my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome (AF)he searched for me earnestly and found me— 18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on (AG)that day!—and you well know all the service he (AH)rendered at Ephesus.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 1:9 Or with
  2. 2 Timothy 1:9 Greek before times eternal
  3. 2 Timothy 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit
  4. 2 Timothy 1:13 Or healthy

How Great Are Your Works

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.

92 (A)It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, (B)O Most High;
to declare your (C)steadfast love in (D)the morning,
    and your (E)faithfulness by (F)night,
to the music of (G)the lute and (H)the harp,
    to the melody of (I)the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your (J)work;
    at (K)the works of your hands I sing for joy.

How (L)great are your works, O Lord!
    Your (M)thoughts are very (N)deep!
The stupid man cannot know;
    the fool cannot understand this:
that though (O)the wicked sprout like grass
    and all (P)evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
    but you, O Lord, are (Q)on high forever.
For behold, your enemies, O Lord,
    for behold, your enemies shall perish;
    all evildoers shall be (R)scattered.

10 But you have exalted my (S)horn like that of (T)the wild ox;
    you have (U)poured over me[a] fresh oil.
11 My (V)eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
    my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

12 (W)The righteous flourish like the palm tree
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in (X)the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
    they are ever full of sap and green,
15 (Y)to declare that the Lord is upright;
    he is my (Z)rock, and there is (AA)no unrighteousness in him.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 92:10 Compare Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

15 With (A)patience a ruler may be persuaded,
    and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Large-Print Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
ESV Large-Print Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
Retail: $134.99
Our Price: $84.99
Save: $50.00 (37%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $19.99
Save: $20.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design)
ESV Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design)
Retail: $14.99
Our Price: $7.99
Save: $7.00 (47%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, black
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, black
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $51.99
Save: $28.00 (35%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars