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Isaiah 56:4–7

For thus says the Lord:

“To the eunuchs xwho keep my Sabbaths,

who choose the things that please me

and hold fast my covenant,

aI will give in my house and within my walls

a bmonument and a name

better than sons and daughters;

cI will give them an everlasting name

that shall not be cut off.

“And ythe foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,

to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,

and to be his servants,

everyone xwho keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,

and holds fast my covenant—

dthese I will bring to emy holy mountain,

and make them joyful in my house of prayer;

ftheir burnt offerings and their sacrifices

will be accepted on my altar;

for gmy house shall be called a house of prayer

for all peoples.”

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Isaiah 56:4–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

For this is what the Lord says:

“To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,

who choose what pleases me

and hold fast to my covenant—

to them I will give within my temple and its walls

a memorial and a name

better than sons and daughters;

I will give them an everlasting name

that will endure forever.

And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord

to minister to him,

to love the name of the Lord,

and to be his servants,

all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it

and who hold fast to my covenant—

these I will bring to my holy mountain

and give them joy in my house of prayer.

Their burnt offerings and sacrifices

will be accepted on my altar;

for my house will be called

a house of prayer for all nations.”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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;

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.

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;

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.

Isaiah 56:4–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For this is what the Lord says:

I will bless those eunuchs

who keep my Sabbath days holy

and who choose to do what pleases me

and commit their lives to me.

I will give them—within the walls of my house—

a memorial and a name

far greater than sons and daughters could give.

For the name I give them is an everlasting one.

It will never disappear!

“I will also bless the foreigners who commit themselves to the Lord,

who serve him and love his name,

who worship him and do not desecrate the Sabbath day of rest,

and who hold fast to my covenant.

I will bring them to my holy mountain of Jerusalem

and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer.

I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices,

because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.

Isaiah 56:4–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For thus says the Lord:

“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,

And choose what pleases Me,

And hold fast My covenant,

Even to them I will give in My house

And within My walls a place and a name

Better than that of sons and daughters;

I will give them an everlasting name

That shall not be cut off.

“Also the sons of the foreigner

Who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him,

And to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants—

Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,

And holds fast My covenant—

Even them 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 nations.”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is what the Lord says:

“The eunuchs should obey the law about the Sabbath

and do what I want

and keep my agreement.

If they do, I will make their names remembered

within my Temple and its walls.

It will be better for them than children.

I will give them a name that will last forever,

that will never be forgotten.

Foreigners will join the Lord

to worship him and love him,

to serve him,

to obey the law about the Sabbath,

and to keep my agreement.

I will bring these people to my holy mountain

and give them joy in my house of prayer.

The offerings and sacrifices

they place on my altar will please me,

because my Temple will be called

a house for prayer for people from all nations.”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

For thus saith Jehovah of the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant: Unto them will I 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.

Also the foreigners that join themselves to Jehovah, to minister unto him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast my covenant; 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 my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

Isaiah 56:4–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

for thus saith Jehovah: Unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast to my covenant, even unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the alien, that join themselves to Jehovah, to minister unto him and to love the name of Jehovah, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast to my covenant; 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 my house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.

Isaiah 56:4–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

This is what the Lord says: ⸤I will remember⸥ the castrated men who keep my days of rest—a holy days, choose what pleases me, and faithfully observe the conditions of my promise.Inside my house and within my walls, I will give them something better than sons and daughters. I will give them a monument and a name. I will give them a permanent name that will not be forgotten. And ⸤I will remember⸥ the foreigners who have joined the Lord to worship him, to love the Lord’s name, and to be his servants. All of them will keep the day of rest—a holy day, from becoming unholy and will faithfully observe the conditions of my promise. Then I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them happy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on my altar, because my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. 

Isaiah 56:4–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For the Lord says this:

“For the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,

and choose what pleases Me,

and hold firmly to My covenant,

I will give them, in My house and within My walls,

a memorial and a name

better than sons and daughters.

I will give each of them an everlasting name

that will never be cut off.

And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord

minister to Him, love the name of Yahweh

and become His servants,

all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it

and who hold firmly to My covenant—

I will bring them to My holy mountain

and let them rejoice in My house of prayer.

Their burnt offerings and sacrifices

will be acceptable on My altar,

for My house will be called a house of prayer

for all nations.”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For thus says the Lord:

To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths,

who choose the things that please me

and hold fast my covenant,

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

that shall not be cut off.

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,

all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it,

and hold fast my covenant—

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.

Isaiah 56:4–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For thus says Yahweh, “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,

and choose that in which I delight,

and who keep hold of my covenant.

And I will give them a monument and a name in my house and within my walls,

better than sons and daughters;

I will give him an everlasting name

that shall not be cut off.

And the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh to serve him

and to love the name of Yahweh, to become his servants,

every one who keeps the Sabbath, so as not to profane it,

and those who keep hold of my covenant,

I will bring them to my holy mountain;

I will make them merry 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,”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord says,

“Suppose some eunuchs keep my Sabbath days.

They choose to do what pleases me.

And they are faithful in keeping my covenant.

Then I will set up a monument in the area of my temple.

Their names will be written on it.

That will be better for them than having sons and daughters.

The names of the eunuchs will be remembered forever.

They will never be forgotten.

“Suppose outsiders want to follow me

and serve me.

They want to love me

and worship me.

They keep the Sabbath day and do not misuse it.

And they are faithful in keeping my covenant.

Then I will bring them to my holy mountain of Zion.

I will give them joy in my house.

They can pray there.

I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices on my altar.

My house will be called

a house where people from all nations can pray.”

Isaiah 56:4–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For thus says the Lord,

“To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths,

And choose what pleases Me,

And hold fast My covenant,

To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial,

And a name better than that of sons and daughters;

I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.

“Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,

To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord,

To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath

And holds fast My covenant;

Even those I will bring to My holy mountain

And make them joyful in My house of prayer.

Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;

For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”