Isaiah 60:4

Hebrew Bible

2 For, look, darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the nations, but the Lord shines on you; his splendor appears over you. 3 Nations come to your light, kings to your bright light. 4 Look all around you! They all gather and come to you—your sons come from far away, and your daughters are escorted by guardians. 5 Then you will look and smile, you will be excited and your heart will swell with pride. For the riches of distant lands will belong to you, and the wealth of nations will come to you.

Psalms of Solomon 11:2


1 Sound in Zion the trumpet that summons the holy ones. Announce in Jerusalem the voice of one proclaiming good news: 'God has been merciful to Israel by his watchful care over them.' 2 Stand on a high place, O Jerusalem, and see your children from east to west finally brought together by the Lord. 3 From the north they come with the joy of their God; from far distant islands God brings them together.

 Notes and References

"... Another conceptual cluster taken from Isaiah can be found in Psalm of Solomon 11:2-3. In these verses, an unidentified voice commands Jerusalem to “look at your children” whom are “gathered” “from the east and the west” and “from the north”. It appears that the closest linguistic parallels and syntactical constructions come from Isaiah 60:4. The lexical and syntactical overlap with Isaiah 60:4 includes the command for Jerusalem to “look” at her “gathered children”. Zion is urged to fix her gaze upon her sons coming from “far away” as they are hoisted upon the shoulders of conquered foes ..."

Reeser, Chad The Use of Isaiah in Psalm of Solomon 11 and Mark 1:1-15 (p. 4) University of Aberdeen, 2020

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