1 Arise! Shine! For your light has come, And the glory of Jehovah has risen upon you.
2 For, behold, the darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness the peoples; But Jehovah will rise upon you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 And nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes around you and see: They all gather together; they come to you; Your sons will come from far away, And your daughters will be carried on the hip.
5 Then you will see and you will beam, And your heart will be in awe and will swell with joy, For the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.
6 A multitude of camels will cover you, The young camels of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba will come; They will carry gold and frankincense, And they will bear the good news of Jehovah's praises.
7 All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you; The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up acceptably upon My altar, And I will beautify the house of My beauty.
8 Who are these who fly like a cloud, And like the doves to their dovecote?
9 Surely the coastlands will look eagerly for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your children from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, Unto the name of Jehovah your God And unto the Holy One of Israel; for He has beautified you.
10 And the children of foreigners will build up your walls, And their kings will minister to you; For in My wrath I struck you, But in My favor I had compassion on you.
11 And your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that they may bring to you the wealth of the nations And their kings being led in procession.
12 For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you will perish, and the nations will be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The fir tree, the pine tree, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I will make the place for My feet glorious.
14 And the sons of those who afflicted you Will come bowing down to you, And all those who despised you will bow down At the soles of your feet; And they will call you the City of Jehovah, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, So that no one would pass through you, I will make you an eternal excellency, A joy from generation to generation.
16 And you will suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Thus you will know that I, Jehovah, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead of brass I will bring gold, And instead of iron I will bring silver; And instead of wood there will be brass, And instead of stones there will be iron; And I will make peace your officers, And righteousness your rulers.
18 Violence will no longer be heard in your land, Nor desolation and destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise.
19 You will no longer have the sun for your light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But Jehovah will be an eternal light to you, And your God your beauty.
20 Your sun will no longer go down, Nor will your moon withdraw; For Jehovah will be an eternal light to you, And the days of your mourning will be ended.
21 Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The works of My hands, That I may be beautified.
22 The least one will become a thousand, And the smallest a strong nation. I, Jehovah, will hasten it in its time.