Isaiah 56:2
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English Standard Version
Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Isaiah 56:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The appeal, to leave their own way and their own thoughts, and yield themselves to God the Redeemer, and to His word, is now urged on the ground of the heaven-wide difference between the ways and thoughts of this God and the despairing thoughts of men (Isaiah 40:27; Isaiah 49:24), and their aimless labyrinthine ways. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah: no, heaven is high above the earth; so high are my ways above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts." The kı̄ (imo) introduces the undeniable statement of a fact patent to the senses, for the purpose of clearly setting forth, by way of comparison, the relation in which the ways and thoughts of God stand to those of man. There is no necessity to supply כאשׁר after כּי, as Hitzig and Knobel do. It is simply omitted, as in Isaiah 62:5 and Jeremiah 3:20, or like כּן in Proverbs 26:11, etc. On what side the heaven-wide elevation is to be seen, is shown in what follows. They are not so fickle, so unreliable, or so powerless.

Isaiah 56:2 Parallel Commentaries

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blessed

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 15:1-5 Lord, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell in your holy hill...

Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that does righteousness at all times.

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly 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 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

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

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

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

layeth

Isaiah 56:4 For thus said the LORD to the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand...

keepeth the

Isaiah 58:13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight...

Exodus 31:13-16 Speak you also to the children of Israel, saying, Truly my sabbaths you shall keep...

Leviticus 19:30 You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

Nehemiah 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?

Jeremiah 17:21,22 Thus said the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem...

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

keepeth his

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

Psalm 119:102 I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me.

Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

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

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

Cross References
Exodus 20:8
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 31:13
"You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, 'Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the LORD, sanctify you.

Psalm 112:1
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Isaiah 56:4
For thus says the LORD: "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant,

Isaiah 56:6
"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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