66:12 For this is what the Lord says:
“Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river,
the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. 1
You will nurse from her breast 2 and be carried at her side;
you will play on her knees.
so I will console you,
and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”
66:20 They will bring back all your countrymen 4 from all the nations as an offering to the Lord. They will bring them 5 on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, and on camels 6 to my holy hill Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring offerings to the Lord’s temple in ritually pure containers.
1 tn Heb “Look, I am ready to extend to her like a river prosperity [or “peace”], and like an overflowing stream, the riches of nations.”
3 tn Heb “like a man whose mother comforts him.”
4 tn Heb “brothers” (so NIV); NCV “fellow Israelites.”
5 tn The words “they will bring them” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
6 tn The precise meaning of this word is uncertain. Some suggest it refers to “chariots.” See HALOT 498 s.v. *כִּרְכָּרָה.