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1 “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see.
For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you.
but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you.
mighty kings will come to see your radiance.
Your sons are coming from distant lands;
your little daughters will be carried home.
and your heart will thrill with joy,
for merchants from around the world will come to you.
They will bring you the wealth of many lands.
the camels of Midian and Ephah.
The people of Sheba will bring gold and frankincense
and will come worshiping the Lord.
and the rams of Nebaioth will be brought for my altars.
I will accept their offerings,
and I will make my Temple glorious.
like doves to their nests?
from lands that trust in me,
led by the great ships of Tarshish.
They are bringing the people of Israel home from far away,
carrying their silver and gold.
They will honor the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has filled you with splendor.
and their kings will serve you.
For though I have destroyed you in my anger,
I will now have mercy on you through my grace.
to receive the wealth of many lands.
The kings of the world will be led as captives
in a victory procession.
will be destroyed.
the forests of cypress, fir, and pine—
to beautify my sanctuary.
My Temple will be glorious!
will come and bow before you.
Those who despised you
will kiss your feet.
They will call you the City of the Lord,
and Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
with no one traveling through you,
I will make you beautiful forever,
a joy to all generations.
will satisfy your every need,
as though you were a child
nursing at the breast of a queen.
You will know at last that I, the Lord,
am your Savior and your Redeemer,
the Mighty One of Israel.*
your iron for silver,
your wood for bronze,
and your stones for iron.
I will make peace your leader
and righteousness your ruler.
the desolation and destruction of war will end.
Salvation will surround you like city walls,
and praise will be on the lips of all who enter there.
nor the moon to give its light by night,
for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.
your moon will not go down.
For the Lord will be your everlasting light.
Your days of mourning will come to an end.
They will possess their land forever,
for I will plant them there with my own hands
in order to bring myself glory.
and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation.
At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”
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