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Why would Israel’s sons come from afar? (Isaiah 60:4) Why will Israel's sons be so far away (Isaiah 60:4)?

4 “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. 5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. 6 Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD. 7 All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple. (Isa. 60:4-7, MSG)

Isaiah 60:1 - 22

ESV - 1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the passage is referring not only to the descendants of Jacob when speaking of Israel, but to the extension of God's kingdom in the future time of which Isaiah was writing to believers in Christ who would make up "spiritual Israel". These believers would be dispersed over a much wider area than just people who are Israelites by birth; and would therefore travel very great distances to reach literal Israel. (Paul used the same imagery in Galatians 6:16 when speaking of the Christian church.)

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