1Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of Yahweh is risen
2For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness
the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on
3Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of
4Lift up your eyes round about, and see: they all gather
themselves together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and
your daughters shall be carried in the arms.
5Then you shall see and be
radiant, and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance
of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to
6The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian
and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and
frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Yahweh.
7All the flocks
of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall
minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar; and I will
glorify the house of my glory.
8Who are these who fly as a cloud, and as
the doves to their windows?
9Surely the islands shall wait for me, and the
ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their
gold with them, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of
Israel, because he has glorified you.
10Foreigners shall build up your
walls, and their kings shall minister to you: for in my wrath I struck you,
but in my favor have I had mercy on you.
11Your gates also shall be open
continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you
the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive.
12For that nation
and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be
13The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree,
the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary;
and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14The sons of those who
afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall
bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The
city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15Whereas you have
been forsaken and hated, so that no man passed through you, I will make you
an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
16You shall also suck
the milk of the nations, and shall suck the breast of kings; and you shall
know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of
17For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood brass, and for stones iron. I will also make your officers
peace, and righteousness your ruler.
18Violence shall no more be heard in
your land, desolation nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call
your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
19The sun shall be no more
your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you:
but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.
20Your sun shall no more go down, neither shall your moon withdraw
itself; for Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and the days of your
mourning shall be ended.
21Your people also shall be all righteous; they
shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my
hands, that I may be glorified.
22The little one shall become a thousand,
and the small one a strong nation; I, Yahweh, will hasten it in its time.