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Isaiah 60:9-12


60:9 Indeed, the coastlands 1  look eagerly for me,

the large ships 2  are in the lead,

bringing your sons from far away,

along with their silver and gold,

to honor the Lord your God, 3 

the Holy One of Israel, 4  for he has bestowed honor on you.

60:10 Foreigners will rebuild your walls;

their kings will serve you.

Even though I struck you down in my anger,

I will restore my favor and have compassion on you. 5 

60:11 Your gates will remain open at all times;

they will not be shut during the day or at night,

so that the wealth of nations may be delivered,

with their kings leading the way. 6 

60:12 Indeed, 7  nations or kingdoms that do not serve you will perish;

such nations will be totally destroyed. 8 

1 tn Or “islands” (NIV); CEV “distant islands”; TEV “distant lands.”

2 tn Heb “the ships of Tarshish.” See the note at 2:16.

3 tn Heb “to the name of the Lord your God.”

4 sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.

5 tn Heb “in my favor I will have compassion on you.”

6 tn Or “led in procession.” The participle is passive.

7 tn Or “For” (KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); TEV “But.”

8 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the finite verb for emphasis.

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