Isaiah 56:2
Good News Translation
I will bless those who always observe the Sabbath and do not misuse it. I will bless those who do nothing evil."

Contemporary English Version
I will bless everyone who respects the Sabbath and refuses to do wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man that doth this, and the son of man that shall lay hold on this: that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, that keepeth his hands from doing any evil.

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Blessed is the man that doth this, and the son of man that shall lay hold on this: that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, that keepeth his hands from doing any evil.

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Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence: . . .

Psalm 15:1-5 A psalm for David. Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest in thy holy hill? . . .

Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:1-5 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. . . .

Psalm 128:1 A gradual canticle. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.

Luke 11:28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

Luke 12:43 Blessed is that servant whom, when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing.

John 13:17 If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life and may enter in by the gates into the city.

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Isaiah 56:4 For thus saith the Lord to the eunuchs, They that shall keep my sabbaths, and shall choose the things that please me, and shall hold fast my covenant:

Proverbs 4:13 Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee.

Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.

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Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy own will in my holy day, and call the sabbath delightful, and the holy of the Lord glorious, and glorify him, while thou dost not thy own ways, and thy own will is not found, to speak a word:

Exodus 31:13-16 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: See that you keep my sabbath; because it is a sign between me and you in your generations that you may know that I am the Lord, who sanctify you. . . .

Leviticus 19:30 Keep ye my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.

Nehemiah 13:17 And I rebuked the chief men of Juda, and said to them: What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day:

Jeremiah 17:21,22 Thus saith the Lord: Take heed to your souls, and carry no burdens on the sabbath day: and bring them not in by the gates of Jerusalem. . . .

Ezekiel 20:12,20 Moreover I gave them also my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them: and that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them. . . .

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Psalm 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27 Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

Psalm 119:102 I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set me a law.

Proverbs 4:27 My son, attend to my wisdom, and incline thy ear to my prudence,

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. . . .

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,

Context
Salvation for Foreigners
1Thus saith the Lord: Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my justice to be revealed. 2Blessed is the man that doth this, and the son of man that shall lay hold on this: that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, that keepeth his hands from doing any evil.3And let not the son of the stranger, that adhereth to the Lord, speak, saying: The Lord will divide and separate me from his people. And let not the eunuch say: Behold I am a dry tree.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:8
Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day.

Exodus 31:13
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: See that you keep my sabbath; because it is a sign between me and you in your generations that you may know that I am the Lord, who sanctify you.

Psalm 112:1
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

Isaiah 56:4
For thus saith the Lord to the eunuchs, They that shall keep my sabbaths, and shall choose the things that please me, and shall hold fast my covenant:

Isaiah 56:6
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:

Isaiah 58:13
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy own will in my holy day, and call the sabbath delightful, and the holy of the Lord glorious, and glorify him, while thou dost not thy own ways, and thy own will is not found, to speak a word:

Jeremiah 17:21
Thus saith the Lord: Take heed to your souls, and carry no burdens on the sabbath day: and bring them not in by the gates of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 17:22
And do not bring burdens out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work: sanctify the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

Ezekiel 20:12
Moreover I gave them also my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them: and that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.

Ezekiel 20:20
And sanctify my sabbaths, that they may be a sign between me and you: and that you may know that I am the Lord your God.

Additional Translations
Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth it fast; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Blessed is the man that does these things, and the man that holds by them, and keeps the sabbaths from profaning them, and keeps his hands from doing unrighteousness.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast to it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast by it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

O the happiness of a man who doth this, And of a son of man who keepeth hold on it, Keeping the sabbath from polluting it, And keeping his hand from doing any evil.
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