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Isaiah 60:3-5


60:3 Nations come to your light,

kings to your bright light.

60:4 Look all around you! 1 

They all gather and come to you –

your sons come from far away

and your daughters are escorted by guardians.

60:5 Then you will look and smile, 2 

you will be excited and your heart will swell with pride. 3 

For the riches of distant lands 4  will belong to you

and the wealth of nations will come to you.

Isaiah 60:16


60:16 You will drink the milk of nations;

you will nurse at the breasts of kings. 5 

Then you will recognize that I, the Lord, am your deliverer,

your protector, 6  the powerful ruler of Jacob. 7 

1 tn Heb “Lift up around your eyes and see!”

2 tn Or “shine,” or “be radiant” (NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).

3 tn Heb “and it will tremble and be wide, your heart.”

4 tn Heb “the wealth of the sea,” i.e., wealth that is transported from distant lands via the sea.

5 sn The nations and kings are depicted as a mother nursing her children. Restored Zion will be nourished by them as she receives their wealth as tribute.

6 tn Or “redeemer.” See the note at 41:14.

7 sn See 1:24 and 49:26.

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