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“Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.”

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Isaiah 60:4 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Lift up שְׂאִֽי To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative Lift up
thine eyes עֵינַ֙יִךְ֙ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thine eyes
round about, סָבִ֤יב (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about
and see: וּרְאִ֔י To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
all כֻּלָּ֖ם Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
they gather themselves together, נִקְבְּצ֣וּ To grasp, i.e., collect gather themselves together
they come בָֽאוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
to thee: thy sons בָּנַ֙יִךְ֙ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
shall come יָבֹ֔אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
from far, מֵרָח֣וֹק Remote, literally or figuratively, of place or time; specifically, precious; often used adverbially (with preposition) far
and thy daughters וּבְנֹתַ֖יִךְ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
shall be nursed תֵּאָמַֽנָה׃ Properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain nursed
at עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications at
thy (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
side. צַ֥ד A side; figuratively, an adversary side

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  • 2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

  • 3  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

  • 4  Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

  • 5  Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

  • 6  The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.


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