Isaiah 56
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1Thus said YHWH: “Keep judgment, and do righteousness, "" For My salvation [is] near to come, "" And My righteousness to be revealed.”

2O the blessedness of a man who does this, "" And of a son of man who keeps hold on it, "" Keeping the Sabbath from defiling it, "" And keeping his hand from doing any evil.

3Do not let a son of the stranger speak, "" Who is joined to YHWH, saying, “YHWH certainly separates me from His people.” Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dried up tree,”

4For thus said YHWH: “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, "" And have fixed on that which I desired, "" And are keeping hold on My covenant:

5I have given to them in My house, "" And within My walls a station and a name, "" Better than sons and than daughters, "" I give a continuous name to him "" That is not cut off.

6And sons of the stranger, who are joined to YHWH, "" To serve Him, and to love the Name of YHWH, "" To be for servants to Him, "" All keeping from defiling the Sabbath, "" And those keeping hold on My covenant,

7I have brought them to My holy mountain, "" And caused them to rejoice in My house of prayer, "" Their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices "" [Are] for a pleasing thing on My altar, "" For My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”

8A declaration of Lord YHWH, "" Who is gathering the outcasts of Israel: “Again I gather to him—to his gathered ones.”

9Every beast of the field, "" Come to devour, every beast in the forest.

10His watchmen [are] blind—all of them, "" They have not known, "" All of them [are] mute dogs, they are not able to bark, "" Dozing, lying down, loving to slumber.

11And the dogs [are] strong of desire, "" They have not known sufficiency, "" And they [are] shepherds! They have not known understanding, "" All of them turned to their own way, "" Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

12“Come, I take wine, "" And we drink, gulp strong drink, "" And tomorrow has been as this day, "" Great—exceedingly abundant!”

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Isaiah 55
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