1 Thus says the Lord,
“aPreserve justice and do righteousness,
For My bsalvation is about to come
And My righteousness to be revealed.
2 “How ablessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who btakes hold of it;
Who ckeeps from profaning the sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
3 Let not the aforeigner who has joined himself to the Lord say,
“The Lord will surely separate me from His people.”
Nor let the beunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
“To the eunuchs who akeep My sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And bhold fast My covenant,
And a name better than that of sons and daughters;
6 “Also the aforeigners 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 bkeeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
And cmake them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on dMy altar;
For eMy house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
9 All you abeasts of the field,
All you beasts in the forest,
Come to eat.
All of them know nothing.
All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,
1Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
And they are shepherds who have bno understanding;
They have all cturned to their own way,
Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
And btomorrow will be like today, only more so.”
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