A Glorified Zion
12 “For the nation or the kingdom which will not serve you [Jerusalem] shall perish, and the nations [that refuse to serve] shall be utterly ruined.
13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the cypress, the juniper, and the cedar together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary; and I will honor and make the place of My feet glorious.
14 “The sons of those who oppressed you will come bowing down to you [in submission], and all those who despised you and treated you disrespectfully will bow down at the soles of your feet, and they will call you the City of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Whereas you [Jerusalem] have been abandoned and hated with no one passing through, I will make you an object of pride forever, a joy from generation to generation.
16 “You will suck the milk of the [Gentile] nations and suck the breast (abundance) of kings; then you will recognize and know that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 “Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver, and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. And [instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers, and righteousness your rulers.
18 “Violence will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you will call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise [to God].
19 “The sun will no longer be your light by day, nor shall the bright glow of the moon give light to you, but the Lord will be an everlasting light for you; and your God will be your glory and splendor.
20 “Your sun will no longer set, nor will your moon wane; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning will be over.
21 “Then all your people will be [uncompromisingly and consistently] righteous; they will possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
22 “The smallest one will become a thousand (a clan), and the least one a mighty nation.
I, the Lord, will quicken it in its [appointed] time.”Isaiah 60:12-22 (AMP)
- Isaiah 60:13 The specific kinds of trees are uncertain.