The Gentiles Bless Zion

60 Arise, (A)shine;
For your light has come!
And (B)the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The (C)Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

“Lift(D) up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, (E)they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because (F)the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
The multitude of camels shall cover your land,
The dromedaries of Midian and (G)Ephah;
All those from (H)Sheba shall come;
They shall bring (I)gold and incense,
And they shall proclaim the praises of the Lord.
All the flocks of (J)Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
They shall ascend with (K)acceptance on My altar,
And (L)I will glorify the house of My glory.

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11 Therefore your gates (A)shall be open continually;
They shall not be shut day or night,
That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles,
And their kings in procession.
12 (B)For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish,
And those nations shall be utterly ruined.

13 “The(C) glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I will make (D)the place of My feet glorious.
14 Also the sons of those who afflicted you
Shall come (E)bowing to you,
And all those who despised you shall (F)fall prostrate at the soles of your feet;
And they shall call you The City of the Lord,
(G)Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
So that no one went through you,
I will make you an eternal excellence,
A joy of many generations.
16 You shall drink the milk of the Gentiles,
(H)And milk the breast of kings;
You shall know that (I)I, the Lord, am your Savior
And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

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10 (A)I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For (B)He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
(C)As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its bud,
As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
So the Lord God will cause (D)righteousness and (E)praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Assurance of Zion’s Salvation

62 For Zion’s sake I will not [a]hold My peace,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
And her salvation as a lamp that burns.
(F)The Gentiles shall see your righteousness,
And all (G)kings your glory.
(H)You shall be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of the Lord will name.
You shall also be (I)a crown of glory
In the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem
In the hand of your God.
(J)You shall no longer be termed (K)Forsaken,[b]
Nor shall your land any more be termed (L)Desolate;[c]
But you shall be called [d]Hephzibah, and your land [e]Beulah;
For the Lord delights in you,
And your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
So shall your sons marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
(M)So shall your God rejoice over you.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 62:1 keep silent
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Heb. Azubah
  3. Isaiah 62:4 Heb. Shemamah
  4. Isaiah 62:4 Lit. My Delight Is in Her
  5. Isaiah 62:4 Lit. Married