Isaiah 56:1-56:8

1. Thus saith the Lord,
Keep ye judgment,
and do justice:
        for my salvation is near to come,
​        and my righteousness to be revealed.
2. Blessed is the man that doeth this,
and the son of man that layeth hold on it;

that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

​        3. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying,
​        The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people:

​        ​        neither let the eunuch say,
​        ​        Behold, I am a dry tree.

​        ​        ​        4. For thus saith the Lord
​        ​        ​        unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths,
​        ​        ​        and choose the things that please me,
​        ​        ​        and take hold of my covenant;
​        ​        ​        5. Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls
​        ​        ​        a place 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 sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord,
​        to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord,
​        to be his servants,

every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and taketh hold of 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 upon mine altar;
​        for mine house shall be called an house of prayer
​        for all people.

8. The Lord God,
which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him,
beside those that are gathered unto him.

Bibliographic Reference

Sanderson, Isaiah, 561, ABCDEFEDCBA; Bailey Paul through Mediterranean Eyes 46, abcdcba.

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