1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, ¶ and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, ¶ but the LORD rises upon you ¶ and his glory appears over you.
3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
4 "Lift up your eyes and look about you: ¶ All assemble and come to you; ¶ your sons come from afar, ¶ and your daughters are carried on the hip.
5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; ¶ the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, ¶ to you the riches of the nations will come.
6 Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. ¶ And all from Sheba will come, ¶ bearing gold and incense ¶ and proclaiming the praise of the LORD.
7 All Kedar's flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; ¶ they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, ¶ and I will adorn my glorious temple.
8 "Who are these that fly along like clouds, ¶ like doves to their nests?
9 Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, [^1] bringing your children from afar, ¶ with their silver and gold, ¶ to the honor of the LORD your God, ¶ the Holy One of Israel, ¶ for he has endowed you with splendor.
10 "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, ¶ and their kings will serve you. ¶ Though in anger I struck you, ¶ in favor I will show you compassion.
11 Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, ¶ so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations — ¶ their kings led in triumphal procession.
12 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.
13 "The glory of Lebanon will come to you, ¶ the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, ¶ to adorn my sanctuary; ¶ and I will glorify the place for my feet.
14 The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet ¶ and will call you the City of the LORD, ¶ Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 "Although you have been forsaken and hated, ¶ with no one traveling through, ¶ I will make you the everlasting pride ¶ and the joy of all generations.
16 You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. ¶ Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, ¶ your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. ¶ Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, ¶ and iron in place of stones. ¶ I will make peace your governor ¶ and well-being your ruler.
18 No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, ¶ but you will call your walls Salvation ¶ and your gates Praise.
19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, ¶ for the LORD will be your everlasting light, ¶ and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; ¶ the LORD will be your everlasting light, ¶ and your days of sorrow will end.
21 Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. ¶ They are the shoot I have planted, ¶ the work of my hands, ¶ for the display of my splendor.
22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. ¶ I am the LORD; ¶ in its time I will do this swiftly."