Arise, Saints of God,* rise clothed in Light; your Light has come and the glory of the LORD shines over you.
For, though darkness covers the earth and dark night the nations, the LORD shall shine upon you and over you shall His Glory appear;
and the nations shall march towards your Light and their kings to your sunrise.
Lift up your eyes and look all around; they flock together, all of them, and come to you; your sons also shall come from afar, your daughters walking beside them leading the way.
Then shall you see, and shine with joy, then your heart shall thrill with pride: the riches of the sea shall be lavished upon you and you shall possess the wealth of nations.
Camels in droves shall cover the land, dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, all coming from Sheba laden with golden spice and frankincense, heralds of the LORD’s praise.
All Kedar’s flocks shall be gathered for you, rams of Nebaioth shall serve your need, acceptable offerings on My altar, and glory shall be added to glory in My Temple.
Who are these that sail along like clouds, that fly like doves to their dovecotes?
They are vessels assembling from the coasts and islands, ships from Tarshish leading the convoy; they bring your sons from afar, their gold and their silver with them, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel; for He has made you glorious.
An Oracle of Isaiah 60:1-9 New English Bible (NEB)