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Isaiah 56 (Lexham English Bible)

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Salvation for All Who Obey

1 Thus says Yahweh: "Observe justice and do righteousness, for my salvation [is] close to coming, and my justice to being revealed. 2 Happy [is the] man [who] does this, and [the] son of humankind [who] keeps hold of it, who keeps [the] Sabbath {so as not to profane}a it, and who keeps his hand from doing anyb evil." 3 And do not let the {foreigner}c [who] joins himself to Yahweh say, "Surely Yahweh will separate me from his people." And do not let the eunuch say, "Look! I [am] a dry tree!" 4 For thus says Yahweh, "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose that in which I delight, and who keep hold of my covenant. 5 And I will give them a monument and a name in my house and within my walls, better than sons and daughters; I will give him an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. 6 And the {foreigners}d [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}e it, and those who keep hold of my covenant, 7 I will bring them to {my holy mountain};f I will make them merry in my house of prayer. their burnt offerings and their sacrifices {will be accepted}g on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples," 8 {declares}h the Lord Yahweh, who gathersi the scattered ones of Israel (still I will gather toj him, to his gathered ones).

Wicked Leaders

9 All wild animals [in the] field, come, to devour,k all wild animals in the forest! 10 His watchmen [are] blind, none of them know. They [are] all dumb dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber. 11 And the dogs {have a greedy appetite};l they {are never satisfied}.m And they are [the] shepherds! They do not haven understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}.o 12 "Come, let me take wine, and let us carouse [with] intoxicating drink, and tomorrow will be like today, {very great indeed}."p
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