1 Thus says Jehovah, Keep justice and do righteousness; for My salvation is near to
come, and My righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps
from defiling the sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
3 And do not let the son of the foreigner, who has joined himself to Jehovah, speak,
saying, Jehovah has utterly separated me from His people. And do not let the eunuch say,
Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, and choose what pleases
Me, and hold fast to My covenant:
5 Even to them will I give within My house and within My walls a share and a name
better than that of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall
not be cut off.
6 Also the children of the foreigner, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and
to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the
Sabbath, and holds fast to My covenant:
7 Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of
prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My
house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.
8 Thus says the Lord Jehovah who gathers the outcasts of Israel, Yet I will gather to him
others besides those who are gathered to him.
9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs who cannot
bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which never have enough. And they are shepherds who
cannot understand; they all look to their own way, every one for his own gain, to his own
12 They say, Come, let us get wine and binge on strong drink; and tomorrow shall be
like today; much more abundant.