1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Jehovah has risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but
Jehovah shall arise over you, and His glory shall be seen upon you.
3 And the nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawning.
4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see. All of them gather themselves; they come to
you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the side.
5 Then you shall be in awe and become radiant, and your heart shall tremble and swell
for joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the
nations shall come unto you.
6 A multitude of camels shall overwhelm you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah.
All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall
proclaim the praises of Jehovah.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you; the rams of Nebajoth shall minister to you. They shall come up on My altar and be acceptable to Me, and I will glorify the house of My glory.
8 Who are these who fly like a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
9 Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to
bring your children from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of
Jehovah your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you.
10 And the sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall serve you;
for in My wrath I struck you, but in My favor I have had mercy upon you.
11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night, to
bring to you the wealth of the nations, and that their kings may be led.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish. Yes, those nations
will be wasted unto desolation.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box tree
together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary; and I will make the place of My feet
14 Also the sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you; and all those who
despised you shall prostrate themselves at the soles of your feet. And they shall call you,
The City of Jehovah, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas you were forsaken and hated, so that no one passed through, I will make
you a perpetual majesty, a joy of many generations.
16 You shall also suck the milk of the nations, and suckle the breast of kings; and you
shall know that I, Jehovah, 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 I will bring bronze, and instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers
peace, and your overseers righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, neither devastation nor destruction
within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
19 The sun shall no more be your light by day; nor the brightness of the moon give light
to you; but Jehovah will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.
20 Your sun shall not go down any more, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for
Jehovah will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people also shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch
of My planting, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I, Jehovah,
will hasten it in its time.