Isaiah 60


קוּמִי אֹורִי כִּי בָא אֹורֵךְ וּכְבֹוד יְהוָה עָלַיִךְ זָרָח׃   60:1

Isai. 60:1   Arise, shine!  For your light has come,

                            and the glory of the Lord rises upon you!

All the second-person pronouns in this chapter are feminine singular, thereby signifying that Isaiah is addressing Zion for the entire chapter.

כִּי־הִנֵּה הַחֹשֶׁךְ יְכַסֶּה־אֶרֶץ וַעֲרָפֶל לְאֻמִּים וְעָלַיִךְ יִזְרַח יְהוָה וּכְבֹודֹו עָלַיִךְ יֵרָאֶה׃   60:2

Isai. 60:2   But behold, darkness shall cover the earth,

                            and a thick cloud the peoples,

                    when over you the Lord will rise

                            and His glory will appear upon you.

וְהָלְכוּ גֹויִם לְאֹורֵךְ וּמְלָכִים לְנֹגַהּ זַרְחֵךְ׃   60:3

Isai. 60:3   Then nations will come to your light,

                             and kings, to the brilliance of your rising.

שְׂאִי־סָבִיב עֵינַיִךְ וּרְאִי כֻּלָּם נִקְבְּצוּ בָאוּ־לָךְ בָּנַיִךְ מֵרָחֹוק יָבֹאוּ וּבְנֹתַיִךְ עַל־צַד תֵּאָמַנָה׃   60:4

Isai. 60:4   Lift up your eyes all about and see!

                             All of them are assembled, they come to you.

                    Your sons from afar shall come,

                             and your daughters shall be supported on the side.

אָז תִּרְאִי וְנָהַרְתְּ וּפָחַד וְרָחַב לְבָבֵךְ כִּי־יֵהָפֵךְ עָלַיִךְ הֲמֹון יָם חֵיל גֹּויִם יָבֹאוּ לָךְ׃   60:5

Isai. 60:5   Then you will see and be lit up,

                             and your heart shall tremble and be enlarged.

                     For the abundance of the sea will be turned over to you,

                             the mightiest of the nations shall come to you.

60:6   שִׁפְעַת גְּמַלִּים תְּכַסֵּךְ בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן וְעֵיפָה כֻּלָּם מִשְּׁבָא יָבֹאוּ זָהָב וּלְבֹונָה יִשָּׂאוּ וּתְהִלֹּת יְהוָה יְבַשֵּׂרוּ׃

Isai. 60:6   The multitude of camels shall overwhelm you.

                             Of the young camels of Midian and Ephah,

                     all of them from Sheba shall come.

                             Gold and frankincense they shall carry,

                     and they shall announce the praises of the Lord.

In this verse and the next, the five names mentioned, Midian, Ephah, Sheba, Kedar, and Nebaioth, are either descendants of Ishmael or other of Abraham’s sons by Keturia.  They are all thought to be Arab tribes.

כָּל־צֹאן קֵדָר יִקָּבְצוּ לָךְ אֵילֵי נְבָיֹות יְשָׁרְתוּנֶךְ יַעֲלוּ עַל־רָצֹון מִזְבְּחִי וּבֵית תִּפְאַרְתִּי אֲפָאֵר׃   60:7

Isai. 60:7   All the sheep of Kedar shall be gathered to you;

                             the rams of Nebaioth shall serve you.

                    “Upon acceptance, they shall ascend My altar;

                             and I shall glorify My splendid house.”

מִי־אֵלֶּה כָּעָב תְּעוּפֶינָה וְכַיֹּונִים אֶל־אֲרֻבֹּתֵיהֶם׃   60:8

Isai. 60:8   “Who are these?

                             Like a cloud they would fly away,

                     or like doves to their cotes.”

60:9   כִּי־לִי אִיִּים יְקַוּוּ וָאֳנִיֹּות תַּרְשִׁישׁ בָּרִאשֹׁנָה לְהָבִיא בָנַיִךְ מֵרָחֹוק כַּסְפָּם וּזְהָבָם אִתָּם לְשֵׁם יְהוָה אֱלֹהַיִךְ וְלִקְדֹושׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי פֵאֲרָךְ׃

Isai. 60:9   “Surely the isles would wait for Me,

                             and the ships of Tarshish at the beginning,

                     to bring your sons from afar,

                             their silver and their gold with them,”

                     for the name of the Lord, your God,

                            and for the glory of Israel,

                     because He glorified you.

וּבָנוּ בְנֵי־נֵכָר חֹמֹתַיִךְ וּמַלְכֵיהֶם יְשָׁרְתוּנֶךְ כִּי בְקִצְפִּי הִכִּיתִיךְ וּבִרְצֹונִי רִחַמְתִּיךְ׃   60:10

Isai. 60:10   And sons of aliens shall build your walls,

                            and their kings shall serve you.

                      “While in My ‘wrath’ I smote you,

                            now with My favor I have compassion on you.”

וּפִתְּחוּ שְׁעָרַיִךְ תָּמִיד יֹומָם וָלַיְלָה לֹא יִסָּגֵרוּ לְהָבִיא אֵלַיִךְ חֵיל גֹּויִם וּמַלְכֵיהֶם נְהוּגִים׃   60:11

Isai. 60:11   So your gates shall be open continually.

                            Day and night they shall not be closed,

                      bringing the might of nations to you,

                            with their kings leading.

כִּי־הַגֹּוי וְהַמַּמְלָכָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יַעַבְדוּךְ יֹאבֵדוּ וְהַגֹּויִם חָרֹב יֶחֱרָבוּ׃   60:12

Isai. 60:12   For the nation and the kingdom

                            that will not serve you shall perish,

                      and the nations shall be utterly destroyed.

כְּבֹוד הַלְּבָנֹון אֵלַיִךְ יָבֹוא בְּרֹושׁ תִּדְהָר וּתְאַשּׁוּר יַחְדָּו לְפָאֵר מְקֹום מִקְדָּשִׁי וּמְקֹום רַגְלַי אֲכַבֵּד׃   60:13

Isai. 60:13   “The splendor of Lebanon shall come to you,

                           the cypress, the pine tree, and the cedar alike,

                      to beautify the place of My sanctuary.

                           And I shall glorify the place of My feet.”

וְהָלְכוּ אֵלַיִךְ שְׁחֹוחַ בְּנֵי מְעַנַּיִךְ וְהִשְׁתַּחֲווּ עַל־כַּפֹּות רַגְלַיִךְ כָּל־מְנַאֲצָיִךְ וְקָרְאוּ לָךְ עִיר יְהוָה צִיֹּון   60:14   קְדֹושׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

Isai. 60:14   “And the sons of your persecutors

                           shall come to you stooped,

                      and all your despisers shall bow down

                          at the soles of your feet,

                     and they shall call you the city of the Lord,

                          Zion of the Holy One of Israel.”

תַּחַת הֱיֹותֵךְ עֲזוּבָה וּשְׂנוּאָה וְאֵין עֹובֵר וְשַׂמְתִּיךְ לִגְאֹון עֹולָם מְשֹׂושׂ דֹּור וָדֹור׃   60:15

Isai. 60:15   “Instead of you being forsaken and hated

                          so no one passes through,

                     now I will set you for a lasting excellence,

                          a joy generation after generation.”

וְיָנַקְתְּ חֲלֵב גֹּויִם וְשֹׁד מְלָכִים תִּינָקִי וְיָדַעַתְּ כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה מֹושִׁיעֵךְ וְגֹאֲלֵךְ אֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב׃   60:16

Isai. 60:16   “And you shall suck the milk of nations,

                           and you shall suck the breast of kings.

                     Then you shall understand that I am the Lord,

                           your Savior and your Redeemer,

                      the Mighty One of Jacob.”

תַּחַת הַנְּחֹשֶׁת אָבִיא זָהָב וְתַחַת הַבַּרְזֶל אָבִיא כֶסֶף וְתַחַת הָעֵצִים נְחֹשֶׁת וְתַחַת הָאֲבָנִים בַּרְזֶל   60:17 וְשַׂמְתִּי פְקֻדָּתֵךְ שָׁלֹום וְנֹגְשַׂיִךְ צְדָקָה׃

Isai. 60:17   “In place of brass I will set gold,

                           and in place of iron I will set silver;

                      and in place of wood, brass;

                           and in place of stones, iron.

                      And I will make peace your charge,

                           and righteousness your driver.”

לֹא־יִשָּׁמַע עֹוד חָמָס בְּאַרְצֵךְ שֹׁד וָשֶׁבֶר בִּגְבוּלָיִךְ וְקָרָאת יְשׁוּעָה חֹומֹתַיִךְ וּשְׁעָרַיִךְ תְּהִלָּה׃   60:18

Isai. 60:18   Violence shall be heard of no more in your land,

                           desolation, or destruction within your borders.

                     Then you shall call your walls salvation,

                           and your gates praise.

לֹא־יִהְיֶה־לָּךְ עֹוד הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ לְאֹור יֹומָם וּלְנֹגַהּ הַיָּרֵחַ לֹא־יָאִיר לָךְ וְהָיָה־לָךְ יְהוָה לְאֹור עֹולָם   60:19

 וֵאלֹהַיִךְ לְתִפְאַרְתֵּךְ׃

Isai. 60:19   The sun shall not be as a daily light for you any more,

                           and the moon will not give light to you for brightness,

                     but the Lord will be to you for a Perpetual Light

                           and your God for your Glory.

לֹא־יָבֹוא עֹוד שִׁמְשֵׁךְ וִירֵחֵךְ לֹא יֵאָסֵף כִּי יְהוָה יִהְיֶה־לָּךְ לְאֹור עֹולָם וְשָׁלְמוּ יְמֵי אֶבְלֵךְ׃   60:20

Isai. 60:20   Your sun need not come any more,

                           nor your moon received,

                     for the Lord shall be to you for an Everlasting Light,

                           so the days of your mourning shall be ended.

וְעַמֵּךְ כֻּלָּם צַדִּיקִים לְעֹולָם יִירְשׁוּ אָרֶץ נֵצֶר (מַטָּעֹו) [מַטָּעַי] מַעֲשֵׂה יָדַי לְהִתְפָּאֵר׃   60:21

Isai. 60:21   “And your people, all of them righteous,

                           shall possess the earth forever,

                     the shoot of My planting,

                           the work of My hand, to be glorified.”

The word in the parentheses has a vav suffix instead of a yad.  As spelled, the word would have to be translated as his planting, but it’s obvious that the word should translate to My planting.  The correction is in the brackets

הַקָּטֹן יִהְיֶה לָאֶלֶף וְהַצָּעִיר לְגֹוי עָצוּם אֲנִי יְהוָה בְּעִתָּהּ אֲחִישֶׁנָּה׃   60:22

Isai. 60:22   The smallest shall be as a thousand,

                           and the youngest as a mighty nation.

                     “I, the Lord, shall hasten it in its time.”


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