Isaiah 2:3

Hebrew Bible

1 Here is the message about Judah and Jerusalem that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz. 2 In future days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will endure as the most important of mountains and will be the most prominent of hills. All the nations will stream to it; 3 many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain, to the temple of the God of Jacob, so he can teach us his requirements, and we can follow his standards.” For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; the Lord’s message will issue from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge disputes between nations; he will settle cases for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.

1 Enoch 10:21


19 And all desirable trees will be planted on it, and they will plant vines on it: the vine they plant will produce abundant wine, and for every measure of seeds sown on it, a thousand will be harvested, and every measure of olives will produce ten presses of oil. 20 And cleanse the earth from all oppression, from all injustice, from all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the uncleanness that has been wrought upon the earth, remove it from the earth. 21 'And all the children of men shall become righteous, and all nations shall worship and praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And the earth shall be cleansed from all contamination, from all sin, from all punishment, and from all torment, and I will never again send these upon it from generation to generation and forever.'

 Notes and References

"... A number of biblical texts express the belief that the nations of the earth will worship Israel’s God. A brief overview of these traditions enables us to discern particular features in 1 Enoch 10. In the Hebrew Bible the response of the nations to the God of Israel is expressed in a variety of ways. The nations will: 'walk in his paths' (Isaiah 2:3); bring gifts and wealth to Jerusalem (Isaiah 18:7; 45:14); supplicate God (Isaiah 19:22); be subservient to Israel (Isaiah 45:14; 60:10); recognize that the God of Israel is unique (Isiah 45:14-15; 66:18-19; Psalm 102:15); recognize the special status of Israel (Zecharaiah 8:23); 'turn' to God (Psalm 22:27); worship God in Jerusalem (Isaiah 66:23; Zechariah 14:16-19; Psalm 22:27); they are also exhorted to praise God for his justice and mercy (Psalm 67:34; 117:1) ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. "Theological Anthropology in the Enochic Tradition" in Patmore, Hector M., et al. (eds.) The Evil Inclination in Early Judaism and Christianity (pp. 65-94) Cambridge University Press, 2021

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