(ISA) - The Book of Isaiah

ISA 56

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1 Thus says Yahweh, "Keep justice, and do righteousness; for my
salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who
holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps
his hand from doing any evil."

3 Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to Yahweh,
speak, saying, "Yahweh will surely separate me from his people;"
neither let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

4 For thus says Yahweh, "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and
choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant:
5 to them I will give in my house and within my walls a
memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will
give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6
Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to
him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, everyone
who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my
covenant; 7 even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and
make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and
their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house
shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." 8 The Lord Yahweh, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet
will I gather [others] to him, besides his own who are gathered."

9 All you animals of the field, come to devour, [yes], all you
animals in the forest. 10 His watchmen are blind, they are
all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark;
dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. 11 Yes, the dogs
are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds
who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each
one to his gain, from every quarter. 12 "Come," [say they],
"I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink;
and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."


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