Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; And His resting place will be glorious.
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
A Light of revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”
And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
“ The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Return to your rest, O my soul, For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds.
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
And it will be in the day when the Lord gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.
Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations And set up My standard to the peoples; And they will bring your sons in their bosom, And your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west And His glory from the rising of the sun, For He will come like a rushing stream Which the wind of the Lord drives.
“ Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
“Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.
“Be joyful with Jerusalem and rejoice for her, all you who love her; Be exceedingly glad with her, all you who mourn over her,
I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations.
Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”
I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
“ Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
“ And in His name the Gentiles will hope.”
Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;
rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you,
Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.”
and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, “ Therefore I will give praise to You among the Gentiles, And I will sing to Your name.”
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
“ I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”