The Conversion of the Nations
"For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples
to w a pure speech,
that all of them may call upon the name of the Lord
and serve him with one accord.
x From beyond the rivers y of Cush
my worshipers, the daughter of my dispersed ones,
shall bring my offering.
z "On that day a you shall not be put to shame
because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me;
for then b I will remove from your midst
your proudly exultant ones,
and c you shall no longer be haughty
in my holy mountain.
But I will leave in your midst
a people d humble and lowly.
e They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord,
f those who are left in Israel;
they g shall do no injustice
and speak no lies,
h nor shall there be found in their mouth
a deceitful tongue.
i For they shall graze and lie down,
and none shall make them afraid."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord of hosts. One of these will be called the City of Destruction.
Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.
In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.
Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
You also, O Cushites, shall be slain by my sword.
The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
Do not trust in these deceptive words: 'This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.
What will one answer the messengers of the nation? "The Lord has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord ; she does not draw near to her God.
The seacoast shall become the possession of the remnant of the house of Judah, on which they shall graze, and in the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For the Lord their God will be mindful of them and restore their fortunes.
Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified.
And in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.