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“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.”

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Isaiah 60:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Then אָ֤ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore Then
thou shalt see, תִּרְאִי֙ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
and flow together, וְנָהַ֔רְתְּ To sparkle, i.e., (figuratively) be cheerful; hence (from the sheen of a running stream) to flow, i.e., (figuratively) assemble flow together
and thine heart לְבָבֵ֑ךְ The heart (as the most interior organ) thine heart
shall fear, וּפָחַ֥ד To be startled (by a sudden alarm); hence, to fear in general fear
and be enlarged; וְרָחַ֖ב To broaden (intransitive or transitive, literal or figurative) enlarged
because כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
the abundance הֲמ֣וֹן A noise, tumult, crowd; also disquietude, wealth abundance
of the sea יָ֔ם A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south sea
shall be converted יֵהָפֵ֤ךְ To turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert converted
unto עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications unto
thee, the forces חֵ֥יל Probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength forces
of the Gentiles גּוֹיִ֖ם A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts Gentiles
shall come יָבֹ֥אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
unto thee. יָבֹ֥אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) unto thee

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  • 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.

  • 7  All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.


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