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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision
60 “Arise,+ O woman,* shed forth light,+ for your light has come+ and upon you the very glory of Jehovah has shone forth.+ 2 For, look! darkness+ itself will cover the earth, and thick gloom the national groups; but upon you Jehovah will shine forth, and upon you his own glory will be seen.+ 3 And nations will certainly go to your light,+ and kings+ to the brightness of your shining forth.+ 4 “Raise your* eyes all around and see! They have all of them been collected together;+ they have come to you.+ From far away your own sons keep coming, and your daughters who will be taken care of on the flank.+ 5 At that time you will see* and certainly become radiant,+ and your heart will actually quiver and expand, because to you the wealthiness of the sea will direct itself; the very resources of the nations will come to you.+ 6 The heaving mass of camels itself will cover you, the young male camels of Mid′i·an and of E′phah.+ All those from She′ba+—they will come. Gold and frankincense they will carry. And the praises of Jehovah they will announce.+ 7 All the flocks of Ke′dar+—they will be collected together to you. The rams of Ne·ba′ioth+—they will minister to you.*+ With approval they will come up upon my altar,+ and I shall beautify my own house of beauty.+ 8 “Who are these that come flying just like a cloud,+ and like doves to their birdhouse holes? 9 For in me the islands themselves will keep hoping,+ the ships of Tar′shish+ also as at the first, in order to bring your sons from far away,+ their silver and their gold being with them,+ to the name+ of Jehovah your God* and to the Holy One of Israel,+ for he will have beautified you.+ 10 And foreigners* will actually build your walls,+ and their own kings will minister* to you;+ for in my indignation I shall have struck you,+ but in my goodwill I shall certainly have mercy upon you.+ 11 “And your gates will actually be kept open* constantly;+ they will not be closed even by day or by night, in order to bring to you the resources of the nations,+ and their kings will be taking the lead.+ 12 For any nation and any kingdom that will not serve you will perish; and the nations themselves will without fail come to devastation.+ 13 “To you the very glory of Leb′a·non will come, the juniper tree, the ash tree and the cypress at the same time,+ in order to beautify the place of my sanctuary;+ and I shall glorify the very place of my feet.+ 14 “And to you the sons of those afflicting you must go, bowing down;+ and all those treating you disrespectfully must bend down at the very soles of your feet,+ and they will have to call you the city of Jehovah, Zion+ of the Holy One of Israel. 15 “Instead of your proving to be one left entirely and hated, with nobody passing through,+ I will even set you as a thing of pride to time indefinite, an exultation for generation after generation.+ 16 And you will actually suck the milk of nations,+ and the breast of kings you will suck;+ and you will be certain to know that I, Jehovah,+ am your Savior,+ and the Powerful One+ of Jacob is your Repurchaser.*+ 17 Instead of the copper I shall bring in gold,+ and instead of the iron I shall bring in silver, and instead of the wood, copper, and instead of the stones, iron; and I will appoint peace as your overseers*+ and righteousness as your task assigners.+ 18 “No more will violence be heard in your land, despoiling or breakdown within your boundaries.+ And you will certainly call your own walls Salvation+ and your gates Praise. 19 For you the sun will no more prove to be a light by day, and for brightness the moon itself will no more give you light. And Jehovah must become to you an indefinitely lasting light,+ and your God* your beauty.+ 20 No more will your sun set, nor will your moon go on the wane; for Jehovah himself will become for you an indefinitely lasting light,+ and the days of your mourning will have come to completion.+ 21 And as for your people, all of them will be righteous;+ to time indefinite they will hold possession of the land,+ the sprout of my* planting,+ the work of my hands,+ for [me] to be beautified.+ 22 The little one himself will become a thousand, and the small one a mighty nation.+ I myself, Jehovah, shall speed it up in its own time.”+
^ “O woman,” because the one addressed as “you” and the verbs in Heb. are fem. sing. TLXXVgc, “O Jerusalem!”
^ “Your,” fem. sing., as in vs 1.
^ “See,” 1QIsaMTLXXSyVg; 15 or more Heb. mss, “fear.”
^ “They will minister (be attendants) to you.” Heb., yeshor·thu′nekh; Lat., mi·ni·stra′bunt.
^ “Your God.” Heb., ʼElo·ha′yikh.
^ Lit., “sons of a foreign (country).”
^ See vs 7 ftn.
^ “Your gates will actually be kept open,” by a correction in agreement with TLXXSyVg; 1QIsaM, “open you your gates.”
^ Or, “I am Jehovah your Savior and your Repurchaser, the Powerful One of Jacob.”
^ Lit., “your oversight.”
^ “And your God.” Heb., wEʼ·lo·ha′yikh.
^ “My,” TSyVg and 14 or more Heb. mss; 1QIsa, “Jehovah’s”; M, “his.”