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TitleIsaiah 60
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsBible; Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Old Testament

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The Glory of Zion in the Last Days (60:1–22)


60 1Arise,

for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

2For behold, the darkness will cover the earth,
and thick darkness the people,

but the LORD will arise on you,
and His glory will appear on you.

3And nations will go to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.

4Lift up your eyes around you
and see:

they all gather together;
they come to you—

your sons will come from a distance,
and your daughters will be supported on your side.

5Then you will see and be radiant;
your heart will be in awe and grow large,

because the abundance of the sea will be turned over to you,
the wealth of nations will come to you.

6A multitude of camels will cover you;
the young camels of Midian, of Ephah, all from Sheba will come,

They will carry gold and frankincense,
and they will bear good news, the praises of the LORD.

7All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you;
the rams of Nebaioth will serve you.

The Lord

They will come up, with acceptance, on My altar.
I will glorify My glorious House.

8Who are these that fly like a cloud,
and like doves to their dovecotes?

9Surely the islands will wait for Me.


First, the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from a distance,
with their silver and their gold,

unto the name of the LORD your God,
and for the Holy One of Israel,
because He has glorified you.

10And foreigners will build up your walls,
and their kings will serve you.

The Lord

For in my wrath, I smote you,
but in My favor, I show you compassion.

11And your gates will be open continually;
they will not be shut day and night,

that they may bring the wealth of the nations to you,
with their kings led in procession.

12For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you will perish,
and the nations will certainly be laid waste.

13The glory of Lebanon will come to you—
the cypress, the plane, and the pine together—

to beautify the place of My sanctuary,
and I will make glorious the place of My feet.

14The children of those who oppressed you will come bending low to you,
and all who despised you will bow down at your feet;

and they will call you,

Former oppressors

“The City of the LORD,”
“the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.”

The Lord

15Whereas you have been forsaken
and hated, with no one passing through,

I will make you majestic forever,
an exultation from generation to generation.

16You will suck the milk of nations,
and the breast of kings you will suck,

and you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior
and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

17Instead of bronze, I will bring gold,
and in place of iron, I will bring silver,

and instead of wood, bronze,
and instead of stones, iron.

I will make peace your overseers
and righteousness your taskmasters.


18Violence will no longer be heard in your land,
nor devastation or destruction within your borders,

but you will call your walls

Zion’s inhabitants


The Lord

and your gates

Zion’s inhabitants



19The sun will no longer be your light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon give light to you by night[1],

but the LORD will be your everlasting light
and your God your glory.

20Your sun will go down no more,
nor your moon wane,
for the LORD will be your everlasting light.

And the days of your mourning will end.

The Lord

21Then your people, all of them righteous,
will possess the earth forever,
the shoot of My planting,
the work of My hands, that I might be glorified.

22The little one will become a thousand,
and the small one a strong nation.

I am the LORD; I will hasten it in [My][2] time.


[1] DSS Isaiah and LXX has “by night.”

[2] From JST.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 60:1