|56||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|1||Thus says the LORD: |
"Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed.
|ISAIAH 3. God's people will include all nations. Is.56.1-8|
|2||Blessed is the man who does this, |
and the son of man who holds it fast,
who keeps the sabbath, not profaning it,
and keeps his hand from doing any evil."
|3||Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, |
"The LORD will surely separate me from his people";
and let not the eunuch say,
"Behold, I am a dry tree."
|4||For thus says the LORD: |
"To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths,
who choose the things that please me
and hold fast my covenant,
|5||I will give in my house and within my walls |
a monument and a name
better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
which shall not be cut off.
|6||"And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, |
to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD,
and to be his servants,
every one who keeps the sabbath, and does not profane it,
and holds fast my covenant -
|7||these I will bring to my holy mountain, |
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.
|8||Thus says the Lord GOD, |
who gathers the outcasts of Israel,
I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered." Heb: his gathered ones