1Thussays the LORD, "1Preservejustice and dorighteousness, For My 2salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.
"How 3blessed is the man who doesthis, And the son of man who 4takeshold of it; Who 5keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doinganyevil."
Let not the 6foreigner who has joined himself to the LORDsay, "The LORD will surelyseparate me from His people." Nor let the 7eunuchsay, "Behold, I am a drytree."
For thussays the LORD, "To the eunuchswho8keep My sabbaths, And choosewhatpleases Me, And 9holdfast My covenant,
To them I will give in My 10house and within My 11walls a memorial, And a namebetterthan that of sons and daughters ; I will giveathem an everlasting12namewhich13will not be cutoff.
"Also the 14foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, everyone who 15keeps from profaning the sabbath And holdsfast My covenant ;
Even 16those I will bring to My 17holymountain And 18make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burntofferings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on 19My altar ; For 20My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."
The LordbGOD, who 21gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, "Yet22others I will gather to cthem, to those already gathered."
9All you 23beasts of the field, All you beasts in the forest, Come to eat.
His 24watchmen are 25blind, All of them knownothing. All of them are mutedogsunable to bark, dDreamerslyingdown, who love to slumber ;
And the dogs are e26greedy , they fare not satisfied . And they are shepherds who have27nounderstanding ; They have all28turned to their own way, Eachone to his unjustgain, to the lastone.
12"Come," they say, "let gus get29wine, and let us drinkheavily of strongdrink ; And 30tomorrow will be like today , only more so."