Isa 60:1
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy {a} light is come, and the glory of
     the LORD is risen upon thee.

     (a) The time of your prosperity and happiness: while
         speaking of Babylon, he commanded her to go down,
         @Isa 47:1.

Isa 60:2
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the {b} earth, and
     gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon
     thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

     (b) Signifying, that all men are in darkness till God gives
         them the light of his Spirit, and that this light
         shines to no one, but to those that are in his Church.

Isa 60:3
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to {c} thy light, and kings to
     the brightness of thy rising.

     (c) Meaning, that Judea would be as the morning star, and
         that the Gentiles would receive light from her.

Isa 60:4
60:4 Lift up thy eyes around, and see: all {d} they gather
     themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come
     from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side.

     (d) An infinite number from all countries as in
         @Isa 49:18.

Isa 60:5
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thy heart shall
     fear, {e} and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea
     shall be converted to thee, the forces of the Gentiles
     shall come to thee.

     (e) For joy, as the heart is drawn in for sorrow.

Isa 60:6
60:6 The {f} multitude of camels shall cover thee, the
     dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall
     come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall
     show forth the praises of the LORD.

     (f) Meaning, that everyone will honour the Lord with that
         with which he is able: Signifying that it is no true
         serving of God unless we offer ourselves to serve his
         glory, and all that we have.

Isa 60:7
60:7 All the flocks of {g} Kedar shall be gathered together to
     thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to thee: they
     shall come up with acceptance on my {h} altar, and I will
     glorify the house of my glory.

     (g) That is the Arabians, that have great abundance of
     (h) Because the altar was a figure of Christ,
         @He 13:10, he shows that nothing can be acceptable
         to him, which is not offered to him by this altar, who
         was both the offering and the altar itself.

Isa 60:8
60:8 Who [are] these {i} [that] fly as a cloud, and as doves to
     their windows?

     (i) Showing what great number will come to the Church, and
         with what great diligence and zeal.

Isa 60:9
60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships {k} of
     Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver
     and their gold with them, to the name of the LORD thy God,
     and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified

     (k) The Gentiles that are now enemies, will become friends
         and set forth the Church.

Isa 60:10
60:10 And the sons of foreigners shall build up thy walls, and
      their {l} kings shall minister to thee: for in my wrath I
      smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

      (l) Meaning Cyrus and his successors, but chiefly this is
          accomplished in them that serve Christ, being
          converted by his gospel.

Isa 60:12
60:12 For the nation and {m} kingdom that will not serve thee
      shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly

      (m) He shows that God has given all power and authority
          here in earth for the use of his Church, and that they
          who will not serve and profit the same will be

Isa 60:13
60:13 The {n} glory of Lebanon shall come to thee, the fir tree,
      the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place
      of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my {o} feet

      (n) There is nothing so excellent which will not serve the
          needs of the Church.
      (o) Signifying that God's majesty is not included in the
          temple, which is but the place for his feet, that we
          may learn to rise to the heavens.

Isa 60:14
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come
      bending to thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow
      themselves {p} down at the soles of thy feet; and they
      shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the
      Holy One of Israel.

      (p) To worship their head Christ, by obeying his doctrine.

Isa 60:16
60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt
      suck the {q} breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I
      the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One
      of Jacob.

      (q) Both high and low will be ready to help and comfort

Isa 60:17
60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring
      silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will
      also make thy officers {r} peace, and thy exactors

      (r) Your governors will love you, and seek your wealth and

Isa 60:18
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor
      destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt {s} call
      thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

      (s) Meaning not an earthly happiness, but spiritual, which
          is fulfilled in Christ's kingdom.

Isa 60:19
60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for
      brightness shall the {t} moon give light to thee: but the
      LORD shall be to thee an everlasting light, and thy God
      thy glory.

      (t) Signifying that all worldly means will cease, and that
          Christ will be all in all, as in @Re 21:23,22:5.

Isa 60:21
60:21 Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall
      inherit the land for ever, the {u} branch of my planting,
      the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

      (u) The children of the Church.

Isa 60:22
60:22 A little one shall become a {x} thousand, and a small one
      a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in its time.

      (x) Meaning, that the Church would be miraculously

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