For this is what the LORD says: "To the eunuchs1 who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant2--
to them I will give within my temple and its walls3 a memorial4 and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name5 that will not be cut off.66
And foreigners7 who bind themselves to the LORD to serve8 him, to love the name9 of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath10 without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--
these I will bring to my holy mountain11 and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices12 will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.13"148
The Sovereign LORD declares-- he who gathers the exiles of Israel: "I will gather15 still others to them besides those already gathered."
Come, all you beasts of the field,16 come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!
Israel's watchmen17 are blind, they all lack knowledge;18 they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.1911
They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds20 who lack understanding;21 they all turn to their own way,22 each seeks his own gain.2312
"Come," each one cries, "let me get wine!24 Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."25