23 By myself I have sworn,(A)
    my mouth has uttered in all integrity(B)
    a word that will not be revoked:(C)
Before me every knee will bow;(D)
    by me every tongue will swear.(E)

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The Servant of the Lord

49 Listen(A) to me, you islands;(B)
    hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born(C) the Lord called(D) me;
    from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.(E)

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Nations(A) will come to your light,(B)
    and kings(C) to the brightness of your dawn.

“Lift up your eyes and look about you:
    All assemble(D) and come to you;
your sons come from afar,(E)
    and your daughters(F) are carried on the hip.(G)
Then you will look and be radiant,(H)
    your heart will throb and swell with joy;(I)
the wealth(J) on the seas will be brought to you,
    to you the riches of the nations will come.
Herds of camels(K) will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian(L) and Ephah.(M)
And all from Sheba(N) will come,
    bearing gold and incense(O)
    and proclaiming the praise(P) of the Lord.

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14 The children of your oppressors(A) will come bowing before you;
    all who despise you will bow down(B) at your feet
and will call you the City(C) of the Lord,
    Zion(D) of the Holy One(E) of Israel.

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18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done,(A) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(B) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(C)

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  1. Isaiah 66:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
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17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne(A) of the Lord, and all nations(B) will gather in Jerusalem to honor(C) the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.(D)

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I will gather(A) all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[a](B)
There I will put them on trial(C)
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered(D) my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.

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  1. Joel 3:2 Jehoshaphat means the Lord judges; also in verse 12.
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Therefore wait(A) for me,”
    declares the Lord,
    “for the day I will stand up to testify.[a]
I have decided to assemble(B) the nations,(C)
    to gather the kingdoms
and to pour out my wrath(D) on them—
    all my fierce anger.(E)
The whole world will be consumed(F)
    by the fire of my jealous anger.

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  1. Zephaniah 3:8 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew will rise up to plunder
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I will gather all the nations(A) to Jerusalem to fight against it;(B) the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped.(C) Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.(D)

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