56 This is what the Lord says:
and do what is right,d
for my salvatione is close at hand
and my righteousnessf will soon be revealed.
2 Blessedg is the one who does this—
the person who holds it fast,
who keeps the Sabbathh without desecrating it,
and keeps their hands from doing any evil.”
3 Let no foreigneri who is bound to the Lord say,
“The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”j
And let no eunuchk complain,
“I am only a dry tree.”
“To the eunuchsl who keep my Sabbaths,
who choose what pleases me
and hold fast to my covenantm—
5 to them I will give within my temple and its wallsn
a memorialo and a name
better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting namep
that will endure forever.q
6 And foreignersr who bind themselves to the Lord
to ministers to him,
to love the namet of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
all who keep the Sabbathu without desecrating it
and who hold fast to my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountainv
and give them joy in my house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrificesw
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house will be called
he who gathers the exiles of Israel:
“I will gatherz still others to them
besides those already gathered.”
9 Come, all you beasts of the field,a
come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!
10 Israel’s watchmenb are blind,
they all lack knowledge;c
they are all mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they lie around and dream,
they love to sleep.d
they never have enough.
they all turn to their own way,g
they seek their own gain.h
12 “Come,” each one cries, “let me get wine!i
Let us drink our fill of beer!
And tomorrow will be like today,
or even far better.”j
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