Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme? The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].
Thus says the Lord of hosts: It shall yet come to pass that there shall come [to Jerusalem] peoples and the inhabitants of many and great cities,
And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day and shall be My people. And I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you.
For from the rising of the sun to its setting My name shall be great among the nations, and in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and indeed a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.
But in every nation he who venerates and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him].
Moreover, I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations that are round about you and in the sight of all who pass by.
So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror and an astonishment to the [heathen] nations around you when I shall execute judgments upon you in anger and in wrath and in furious chastisements and rebukes -- "I the Lord have spoken it.
The peoples have heard of it; they tremble; pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall reverently fear Him.
So the nations shall fear and worshipfully revere the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory.
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples.
The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.
All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your name.