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1 Arise, O Jerusalem; be bright, for thy [a]light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

2 For behold, darkness shall cover the [b]earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3 And the Gentiles shall walk in [c]thy light, and Kings at the brightness of thy rising up.

4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all [d]these are gathered, and come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nourished at thy side.

5 Then thou shalt see and shine: thine heart shall be astonied [e]and enlarged, because the multitude of the sea shall be converted unto thee, and the riches of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

6 The [f]multitude of camels shall cover thee: and the dromedaries of Midian and of Ephah: all they of Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense, and show forth the praises of the Lord.

7 All the sheep of [g]Kedar shall be gathered unto thee: the rams of Nebajoth shall serve thee: they shall come up to be accepted upon mine [h]altar: and I will beautify the house of my glory.

8 Who are these [i]that fly like a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships [j]of Tarshish, as at the beginning, that they may bring thy sons from far, and 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.

10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their [k]Kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my mercy I had compassion on thee.

11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually: neither day nor night shall they be shut, that men may bring unto thee the riches of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

12 For the nation and the [l]kingdom, that will not serve thee, shall perish: and those nations shall be utterly destroyed.

13 The [m]glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the elm and the box tree together to beautify the place of my Sanctuary: for I will glorify the place of my [n]feet.

14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee, shall come and bow unto thee: and all they that despised thee, shall fall [o]down at the soles of thy feet: and they shall call thee; The city of the Lord, Zion of the Holy one of Israel.

15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went by thee, I will make thee an eternal glory, and a joy from generation to generation.

16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the [p]breasts of Kings: and thou shalt know, that I the Lord am thy Savior, and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.

17 For brass will I bring gold, and for iron will I bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron. I will also make thy government [q]peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

18 Violence shall no more be heard of in thy land, neither desolation, nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt [r]call salvation, thy walls, and praise, thy gates.

19 Thou shalt have no more Sun to shine by day, neither shall the brightness of the [s]Moon shine unto thee: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and thy God, thy glory.

20 Thy Sun shall never go down, neither shall thy Moon be hid: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy sorrow shall be ended.

21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall possess the land forever, the [t]grass of my planting shall be the work of mine hands, that I may be glorified.

22 A little one shall become as a [u]thousand, and a small one as a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in due time.


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