Compare Translations for Isaiah 56:6

Isaiah 56:6 ASV
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;
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Isaiah 56:6 BBE
And as for those from a strange country, who are joined to the Lord, to give worship to him and honour to his name, to be his servants, even everyone who keeps the Sabbath holy, and keeps his agreement with me:
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Isaiah 56:6 CEB
The immigrants who have joined me, serving me and loving my name, becoming my servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath without making it impure, and those who hold fast to my covenant:
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Isaiah 56:6 CJB
"And the foreigners who join themselves to ADONAI to serve him, to love the name of ADONAI, and to be his workers, all who keep Shabbat and do not profane it, and hold fast to my covenant,
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Isaiah 56:6 RHE
And the children of the stranger that adhere to the Lord, to worship him, and to love his name, to be his servants: every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and that holdeth fast my covenant:
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Isaiah 56:6 ESV
"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, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant--
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Isaiah 56:6 GW
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 worship from becoming unholy and will faithfully observe the conditions of my promise.
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Isaiah 56:6 GNT
And the Lord says to those foreigners who become part of his people, who love him and serve him, who observe the Sabbath and faithfully keep his covenant:
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Isaiah 56:6 HNV
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, everyone who keeps the Shabbat from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;
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Isaiah 56:6 CSB
And the foreigners who convert to the Lord, minister to Him, love the Lord's name, and are His servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it, and who hold firmly to My covenant-
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Isaiah 56:6 KJV
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;
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Isaiah 56:6 LEB
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,
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Isaiah 56:6 NAS
"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;
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Isaiah 56:6 NCV
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.
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Isaiah 56:6 NIRV
"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.
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Isaiah 56:6 NIV
And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
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Isaiah 56:6 NKJV
"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--
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Isaiah 56:6 NLT
"I will also bless the Gentiles who commit themselves to the LORD and serve him and love his name, who worship him and do not desecrate the Sabbath day of rest, and who have accepted his covenant.
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Isaiah 56:6 NRS
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—
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Isaiah 56:6 RSV
"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, every one who keeps the sabbath, and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant--
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Isaiah 56:6 DBY
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;
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Isaiah 56:6 MSG
"And as for the outsiders who now follow me, working for me, loving my name, and wanting to be my servants - All who keep Sabbath and don't defile it, holding fast to my covenant -
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Isaiah 56:6 WBT
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 profaning it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
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Isaiah 56:6 TMB
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,
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Isaiah 56:6 TNIV
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--
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Isaiah 56:6 WEB
Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;
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Isaiah 56:6 WYC
And I shall bring in to bless the sons of a comeling, that cleave fast to the Lord, that they worship him, and love his name, that they be to him into servants; (to) each man keeping the sabbath, that he defoul it not, and holding (fast to) my bond of peace; (And also to the sons and daughters of the newcomers, or of the foreigners, who cleave firmly to the Lord, so that they worship him, and love his name, and so that they be his servants; to each person keeping the sabbath, so that they do not defile it, and holding firm to my covenant;)
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Isaiah 56:6 YLT
And sons of the stranger, who are joined to Jehovah, To serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, To be to Him for servants, Every keeper of the sabbath from polluting it, And those keeping hold on My covenant.
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Isaiah 56 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 56

A charge to keep the Divine precepts. (1,2) Blessings promised. (3-8) Reproof to the careless watchmen, the teachers and rulers of the Jews. (9-12)

Verses 1-2 The Lord tells us what are his expectations of duty from us. Be honest and just in all dealings. Also strictly observe the sabbath day. To have the blessing of God upon employments all the week, make conscience of keeping the sabbath holy. Have nothing to do with sin. Blessed is the man that keeps his hand from all things displeasing to God and hurtful to his own soul. Those who, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, will be found walking in ways of holy obedience.

Verses 3-8 Unbelief often suggests things to discourage believers, against which God has expressly guarded. Spiritual blessings are unspeakably better than having sons and daughters; for children are a care, and may prove a grief and shame, but the blessings we partake of in God's house, are comforts which cannot be made bitter. Those who love the Lord truly, will serve him faithfully, and then his commandments are not grievous. Three things are promised. Assistance: I will not only bid them welcome, but incline them to come. Acceptance, and comfort: though they came mourning to the house of prayer, they shall go away rejoicing. They shall find ease by casting their cares and burdens upon God. Many a sorrowful spirit has been made joyful in the house of prayer. The Gentiles shall be one body with the Jews, that, as Christ says, ( John 10:16 ) , there may be one fold and one Shepherd. Thanks be to God that none are separated from him except by wilful sin and unbelief; and if we come to him, we shall be accepted through the sacrifice of our great High Priest.

Verses 9-12 Desolating judgments are called for; and this severe rebuke of the rulers and teachers of the Jewish church, is applicable to other ages and places. It is bad with a people when their shepherds slumber, and are eager after the world. Let us pray the Great Shepherd to send us pastors after his own heart, who will feed us with knowledge, that we may rejoice in his holy name, and that believers may be daily added to the church.

Isaiah 56 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 56

Isaiah 56:1-12 . THE PREPARATION NEEDED ON THE PART OF THOSE WHO WISH TO BE ADMITTED TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

1. judgment--equity. John the Baptist preached similarly a return to righteousness, as needed to prepare men for Messiah's first coming ( Luke 3:3 Luke 3:8-14 ). So it shall be before the second coming ( Malachi 4:4-6 ).
near to come--( Matthew 3:2 , 4:17 ), also as to the second coming ( Isaiah 62:10 Isaiah 62:11 , Luke 21:28 Luke 21:31 , Romans 13:11 Romans 13:12 , Hebrews 10:25 ).
righteousness--answering to "salvation" in the parallel clause; therefore it means righteousness which bringeth salvation ( Isaiah 46:13 , Romans 3:25 Romans 3:26 ).

2. ( Luke 12:43 ).
the man--Hebrew, enosh, "a man in humble life," in contradistinction to Hebrew, ish, "one of high rank." Even the humblest, as "the stranger" and "the eunuch" ( Isaiah 56:4 Isaiah 56:6 ), are admissible to these privileges.
this . . . it--what follows: "keeping the Sabbath," &c. ( Isaiah 58:13 Isaiah 58:14 , Ezekiel 20:12 ). A proof that the Sabbath, in the spirit of its obligation, was to be binding under the Gospel ( Isaiah 66:23 ). That gospel times are referred to is plain, from the blessing not being pronounced on the man who observed the sacrificial ritual of the Jewish law.
layeth hold--image from one grasping firmly some precious object which he is afraid of having forcibly snatched from him. The "Sabbath" here includes all the ordinances of divine worship under the new gospel law.
keepeth . . . hand . . . from . . . evil--The observance of the second table of the law; as the "Sabbath" referred to the first table. Together, they form the whole duty of man, the worship of God and a holy life.

3. God welcomes all believers, without distinction of persons, under the new economy ( Acts 10:34 Acts 10:35 ).
joined . . . to . . . Lord--( Numbers 18:4 Numbers 18:7 ). "Proselytes."
separated--Proselytes from the Gentiles were not admitted to the same privileges as native Israelites. This barrier between Jews and Gentiles was to be broken down ( Ephesians 2:14-16 ).
eunuch--( Acts 8:27 , &c.). Eunuchs were chamberlains over harems, or court ministers in general.
dry tree--barren (compare Luke 23:31 ); not admissible into the congregation of Israel ( Deuteronomy 23:1-3 ). Under the Gospel the eunuch and stranger should be released from religious and civil disabilities.

4. please me--sacrifice their own pleasure to mine.
take hold--so "layeth hold"

5. in mine house--the temple, the emblem of the Church ( 1 Timothy 3:15 ). They shall no longer be confined as proselytes were, to the outer court, but shall be admitted "into the holiest" ( Hebrews 10:19 Hebrews 10:20 ).
a place--literally, "a hand."
than of sons--Though the eunuch is barren of children ( Isaiah 56:3 ), I will give him a more lasting name than that of being father of sons and daughters (regarded as a high honor among the Hebrews) ( John 1:12 , 10:3 , 1 John 3:1 , Revelation 2:17 , 3:12 ).

6. join . . . Lord--( Jeremiah 50:6 ). Conditions of admission to the privileges of adoption.

7. Even them--( Ephesians 2:11-13 ).
to my holy mountain--Jerusalem, the seat of the Lord's throne in His coming kingdom ( Isaiah 2:2 , Jeremiah 3:17 ).
joyful--( Romans 5:11 ).
burnt offerings . . . sacrifices--spiritual, of which the literal were types ( Romans 12:1 , Hebrews 13:15 , 1 Peter 2:5 ).
accepted--( Ephesians 1:6 ).
altar--( Hebrews 13:10 ), spiritually, the Cross of Christ, which sanctifies our sacrifices of prayer and praise.
house . . . for all people--or rather, "peoples." No longer restricted to one favored people ( Malachi 1:11 , John 4:21 John 4:23 , 1 Timothy 2:8 ). To be fully realized at the second coming ( Isaiah 2:2-4 ). No longer literal, but spiritual sacrifice, namely, "prayer" shall be offered ( Psalms 141:2 , 51:17 , Malachi 1:11 , Matthew 21:13 ).

8. Jehovah will not only restore the scattered outcasts of Israel ( Isaiah 11:12 , Psalms 147:2 ) to their own land, but "will gather others ('strangers') to him (Israel), besides those gathered" (Margin, "to his gathered"; that is, in addition to the Israelites collected from their dispersion), ( John 10:16 , Ephesians 1:10 , 2:19 ).

9. beasts--Gentile idolatrous nations hostile to the Jews, summoned by God to chastise them ( Jeremiah 12:7-9 , 50:17 , Ezekiel 34:5 ): the Chaldeans and subsequently the Romans. The mention of the "outcasts of Israel" ( Isaiah 56:8 ) brings in view the outcasting, caused by the sins of their rulers ( Isaiah 56:10-12 ).
to devour--namely, Israel.

10. His watchmen--Israel's spiritual leaders ( Isaiah 62:6 , Ezekiel 3:17 ).
dumb dogs--image from bad shepherds' watchdogs, which fail to give notice, by barking, of the approach of wild beasts.
blind--( Matthew 23:16 ).
sleeping, lying down--rather, "dreamers, sluggards" [LOWTH]. Not merely sleeping inactive, but under visionary delusions.
loving to slumber--not merely slumbering involuntarily, but loving it.

11. greedy--literally, "strong" (that is, insatiable) in appetite ( Ezekiel 34:2 Ezekiel 34:3 , Micah 3:11 ).
cannot understand--unable to comprehend the wants of the people, spiritually: so Isaiah 56: Isaiah 56:10 , "cannot bark."
look to . . . own way--that is, their own selfish interests; not to the spiritual welfare of the people ( Jeremiah 6:13 , Ezekiel 22:27 ).
from his quarter--rather, "from the highest to the lowest" [LOWTH]. "From his quarter"; that is, from one end to the other of them, one and all ( Genesis 19:4 ).

12. fetch wine--language of the national teachers challenging one another to drink. BARNES translates, "I will take another cup" ( Isaiah 5:11 ).
to-morrow, &c.--Their self-indulgence was habitual and intentional: not merely they drink, but they mean to continue so.