The Future Glory of Israel
1 # [Eph. 5:14] Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and #ch. 40:5; 58:8; Mal. 4:2the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2For 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.
3 # ch. 42:6; 49:6; Rev. 21:24 And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 # ch. 49:18 Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
they all gather together, they come to you;
# ver. 9; ch. 66:20 your sons shall come from afar,
and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
5Then you shall see and #Ps. 34:5 be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and exult,#60:5 Hebrew your heart shall tremble and grow wide
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
# ch. 61:6 the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6A multitude of camels shall cover you,
the young camels of #Judg. 6:5 Midian and #Gen. 25:4 Ephah;
all those from #1 Kgs. 10:1; Ps. 72:10 Sheba shall come.
# [Matt. 2:11] They shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord.
7All the flocks of #See ch. 21:16 Kedar shall be gathered to you;
the rams of #Gen. 25:13; 28:9; 36:3 Nebaioth shall minister to you;
# ch. 56:7 they shall come up with acceptance on my altar,
and I will beautify my beautiful house.
8Who are these that fly like a cloud,
and #Hos. 11:11; [Gen. 8:9]like doves to their windows?
9For #ch. 51:5; See ch. 11:11 the coastlands shall hope for me,
# See ch. 2:16 the ships of Tarshish first,
Gal. 4:26 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 #ch. 44:23; 55:5he has made you beautiful.
10 # ch. 45:1, 13; Zech. 6:15 Foreigners shall build up your walls,
and #ch. 45:1, 13; Zech. 6:15their kings shall minister to you;
for in my wrath I struck you,
but in my favor I have had mercy on you.
11 # [Rev. 21:25, 26] Your gates shall be open continually;
day and night they shall not be shut,
# [Rev. 21:25, 26] that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
with their kings led in procession.
12 # [Zech. 14:17-19] For the nation and kingdom
that will not serve you shall perish;
those nations shall be utterly laid waste.
13 # ch. 35:2 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
the cypress, the plane, and #ch. 41:19the pine,
to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 # [ch. 14:1, 2; Zech. 8:23] The sons of those who afflicted you
shall come bending low to you,
# ch. 49:23; [Rev. 3:9] and all who despised you
shall bow down at your feet;
# [ch. 1:26; 62:2] they shall call you the City of the Lord,
the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 # ch. 54:6; 62:4 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
with no one passing through,
Ps. 47:4; [ch. 65:18] I will make you majestic forever,
a joy from age to age.
16 # [ch. 49:23; 66:11, 12] You shall suck the milk of nations;
you shall nurse at the breast of kings;
and you shall know that #ch. 43:3; 49:26; [ch. 47:4] I, the Lord, am your Savior
and your Redeemer, #Gen. 49:24; Ps. 132:2the Mighty One of Jacob.
17Instead 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
# [ch. 58:3] and your taskmasters righteousness.
18 # ch. 11:9 Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
devastation or destruction within your borders;
# ch. 26:1 you shall call your walls Salvation,
and your gates Praise.
Zech. 14:6, 7; Rev. 21:23; 22:5; [ch. 24:23; 30:26] The sun shall be no more
your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
give you light;#60:19 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Targum add by night
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.#60:19 Or your beauty
20Your sun shall no more go down,
nor your moon withdraw itself;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and #ch. 35:10; 65:19; Rev. 21:4your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 # ch. 52:1; Jer. 31:34 Your people shall all be righteous;
Ps. 37:9; See Ezek. 37:25 they shall possess the land forever,
# ch. 61:3 the branch of my planting, the work of my hands,
that I might be glorified.#60:21 Or that I might display my beauty
22 # [Matt. 13:31] The least one shall become a clan,
and the smallest one a mighty nation;
I am the Lord;
in its time I will hasten it.