A Glorified Zion
1 “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 “For in fact, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness will cover the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem] and His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.
3 “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes around you and see; they all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be looked after at their side.
5 “Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will tremble [with joy] and rejoice because the abundant wealth of the seas will be brought to you, the wealth of the nations will come to you.
6 “A multitude of camels [from the eastern trading tribes] will cover you [Jerusalem], the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba [who once came to trade] will come bringing gold and frankincense and proclaiming the praises of the Lord.
7 “All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you [as the eastern pastoral tribes join the trading tribes], the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will go up with acceptance [as sacrifices] on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My honor and splendor.
8 “Who are these who fly like a cloud and like doves to their windows?
9 “The islands and coastlands will confidently wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from far away, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the Lord your God, for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.
10 “Foreigners will build up your walls, and their kings will serve you; for in My [righteous] wrath I struck you, but in My favor and grace I have had compassion on you.
11 “Your gates will be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night, so that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations—with their kings led in procession.Isaiah 60:1-11 (AMP)
- Isaiah 60:5 Lit fall upon