60:1 Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
60:2 Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and [there shall be] gross
darkness on the nations: but the Lords shall appear upon thee, and his
glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And kings shall walk in thy light, and nations in thy brightness.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold thy children gathered:
all thy sons have come from far, and thy daughters shall be borne on
60:5 Then shalt thou see, and fear, and be amazed in thine heart; for
the wealth of the sea shall come round to thee, and of nations and
peoples; and herds of camels shall come to thee,
60:6 and the camels of Madiam and Gaepha shall cover thee: all from Saba
shall come bearing gold, and shall bring frankincense, and they shall
publish the salvation of the Lord.
60:7 And all the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered, and the rams of
Nabaeoth shall come; and acceptable sacrifices shall be offered on my
altar, and my house of prayer shall be glorified.
60:8 Who are these [that] fly as clouds, and as doves with young ones to
60:9 The isles have waited for me, and the ships of Tharsis among the
first, to bring thy children from afar, and their silver and their gold
with them, and [that] for the sake of the holy name of the Lord, and
because the Holy One of Israel is glorified.
60:10 And strangers shall build thy walls, and their kings shall wait
upon thee: for by reason of my wrath I smote thee, and by reason of
mercy I loved thee.
60:11 And thy gates shall be opened continually; they shall not be shut
day nor night; to bring in to thee the power of the Gentiles, and their
kings as captives.
60:12 For the nations and the kings which will not serve thee shall
perish; and those nations shall be made utterly desolate.
60:13 And the glory of Libanus shall come to thee, with the cypress, and
pine, and cedar together, to glorify my holy place.
60:14 And the sons of them that afflicted thee, and of them that
provoked thee, shall come to thee in fear; and thou shalt be called Sion,
the city of the Holy One of Israel.
60:15 Because thou has become desolate and hated, and there was no
helper, therefore I will make thee a perpetual gladness, a joy of many
60:16 And thou shalt suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt eat the
wealth of kings: and shalt know that I am the Lord that saves thee and
delivers thee, the Holy One of Israel.
60:17 And for brass I will bring thee gold, and for iron I will bring
thee silver, and instead of wood I will bring thee brass, and instead of
stones, iron; and I will make thy princes peaceable, and thine overseers
60:18 And injustice shall no more be heard in thy land, nor destruction
nor misery in thy coasts; but thy walls shall be called Salvation, and
thy gates Sculptured Work.
60:19 And thou shalt no more have the sun for a light by day, nor shall
the rising of the moon lighten thy night; but the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and God thy glory.
60:20 For the sun shall no more set, nor shall the moon be eclipsed; for
the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning
shall be completed.
60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the
land for ever, preserving that which they have planted, [even] the works
of their hands, for glory.
60:22 The little one shall become thousands, and the least a great
nation; I the Lord will gather them in [due] time.
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD
is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness
the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be
seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves
together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy
daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear,
and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted
unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian
and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and
incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the
rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with
acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their
60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish
first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with
them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel,
because he hath glorified thee.
60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their
kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my
favour have I had mercy on thee.
60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be
shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the
Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish;
yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine
tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I
will make the place of my feet glorious.
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto
thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the
soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the LORD, The
Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went
through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many
60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the
breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and
thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and
for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers
peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor
destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,
and thy gates Praise.
60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.
60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I
may be glorified.
60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.