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The Gentiles Bless Zion

60 Arise, ashine;

For your light has come!

And bthe glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,

And deep darkness the people;

But the Lord will arise over you,

And His glory will be seen upon you.

3 The cGentiles shall come to your light,

And kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 “Lift dup your eyes all around, and see:

They all gather together, ethey come to you;

Your sons shall come from afar,

And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.

5 Then you shall see and become radiant,

And your heart shall swell with joy;

Because fthe abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,

The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover your land,

The dromedaries of Midian and gEphah;

All those from hSheba shall come;

They shall bring igold and incense,

And they shall proclaim the praises of the Lord.

7 All the flocks of jKedar shall be gathered together to you,

The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;

They shall ascend with kacceptance on My altar,

And lI will glorify the house of My glory.

8 “Who are these who fly like a cloud,

And like doves to their roosts?

9 mSurely the coastlands shall wait for Me;

And the ships of Tarshish will come first,

nTo bring your sons from afar,

oTheir silver and their gold with them,

To the name of the Lord your God,

And to the Holy One of Israel,

pBecause He has glorified you.

10 “The qsons of foreigners shall build up your walls,

rAnd their kings shall minister to you;

For sin My wrath I struck you,

tBut in My favor I have had mercy on you.

11 Therefore your gates ushall be open continually;

They shall not be shut day or night,

That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles,

And their kings in procession.

12 vFor the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish,

And those nations shall be utterly ruined.

13 “The wglory of Lebanon shall come to you,

The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together,

To beautify the place of My sanctuary;

And I will make xthe place of My feet glorious.

14 Also the sons of those who afflicted you

Shall come ybowing to you,

And all those who despised you shall zfall prostrate at the soles of your feet;

And they shall call you The City of the Lord,

aZion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,

So that no one went through you,

I will make you an eternal excellence,

A joy of many generations.

16 You shall drink the milk of the Gentiles,

bAnd milk the breast of kings;

You shall know that cI, the Lord, am your Savior

And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

17 “Instead of bronze I will bring gold,

Instead of iron I will bring silver,

Instead of wood, bronze,

And instead of stones, iron.

I will also make your officers peace,

And your magistrates righteousness.

18 Violence shall no longer be heard in your land,

Neither 1wasting nor destruction within your borders;

But you shall call dyour walls Salvation,

And your gates Praise.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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