Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees."
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.
I will perform a mighty act among them and then send some of those who remain to the nations -- to Tarshish, Pul, Lud (known for its archers), Tubal, Javan, and to the distant coastlands that have not heard about me or seen my splendor. They will tell the nations of my splendor.
May God enlarge Japheth's territory and numbers! May he live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave!"
The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
The kings of Tarshish and the coastlands will offer gifts; the kings of Sheba and Seba will bring tribute.
The Lord will terrify them, for he will weaken all the gods of the earth. All the distant nations will worship the Lord in their own lands.
for all the large ships, for all the impressive ships.
1 Kings 10:22
Along with Hiram's fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet came into port with cargoes of gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat built a fleet of large merchant ships to travel to Ophir for gold, but they never made the voyage because they were shipwrecked in Ezion Geber.
Look all around you! They all gather and come to you -- your sons come from far away and your daughters are escorted by guardians.
Sound your battle cry against the wild beast of the reeds, and the nations that assemble like a herd of calves led by bulls! They humble themselves and offer gold and silver as tribute. God scatters the nations that like to do battle.
Moreover, Judah will fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered up -- gold, silver, and clothing in great abundance.
2 Corinthians 8:4
begging us with great earnestness for the blessing and fellowship of helping the saints.
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
And the Lord said, "I will make all my goodness pass before your face, and I will proclaim the Lord by name before you; I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy."
The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the Lord by name.
They told him, "Your subjects have come from a very distant land because of the reputation of the Lord your God, for we have heard the news about all he did in Egypt
1 Kings 8:41
"Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation.
1 Kings 10:1
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, she came to challenge him with difficult questions.
From the fruit of a person's mouth his stomach is satisfied, with the product of his lips is he satisfied.
At that time the city of Jerusalem will be called the Lord's throne. All nations will gather there in Jerusalem to honor the Lord's name. They will no longer follow the stubborn inclinations of their own evil hearts.
I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them."
But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel.
The Lord will certainly have compassion on Jacob; he will again choose Israel as his special people and restore them to their land. Resident foreigners will join them and unite with the family of Jacob.
Since you are precious and special in my sight, and I love you, I will hand over people in place of you, nations in place of your life.
Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful clothes, O Jerusalem, holy city! For uncircumcised and unclean pagans will no longer invade you.
Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.
I was angry because of their sinful greed; I attacked them and angrily rejected them, yet they remained disobedient and stubborn.
Out of those places you will hear songs of thanksgiving and the sounds of laughter and merriment. I will increase their number and they will not dwindle away. I will bring them honor and they will no longer be despised.
a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."