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Epiphany: Epiphany of the Lord

First reading

The Future Glory of Jerusalem

1Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun;

The glory of the LORD is shining on you!

2Other nations will be covered by darkness,

But on you the light of the LORD will shine;

The brightness of his presence will be with you.

3Nations will be drawn to your light,

And kings to the dawning of your new day.

4Look around you and see what is happening:

Your people are gathering to come home!

Your sons will come from far away;

Your daughters will be carried like children.

5You will see this and be filled with joy;

You will tremble with excitement.

The wealth of the nations will be brought to you;

From across the sea their riches will come.

6Great caravans of camels will come, from Midian and Ephah.

They will come from Sheba, bringing gold and incense.

People will tell the good news of what the LORD has done!

Isaiah 60:1-6GNBOpen in Bible reader
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