56 Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
aFor My salvation is about to come,
And My righteousness to be revealed.
And the son of man who lays hold on it;
bWho keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
3 Do not let cthe son of the foreigner
Who has joined himself to the Lord
“The Lord has utterly separated me from His people”;
Nor let the deunuch say,
“Here I am, a dry tree.”
“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,
5 Even to them I will give in eMy house
And within My walls a place fand a name
Better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give 1them an everlasting name
That shall not be cut off.
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—
7 Even them I will gbring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My hhouse of prayer.
iTheir burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be jaccepted on My altar;
8 The Lord God, mwho gathers the outcasts of Israel, says,
n“Yet I will gather to him
Others besides those who are gathered to him.”
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