Salvation for Others
56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do
justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.
56:2 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.
56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined
himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly
separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say,
Behold, I am a dry tree.
56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my
sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take
hold of my covenant;
56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my
walls a place and a name better than of sons and of
daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall
not be cut off.
56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to
the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to
be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from
polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make
them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and
their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel
saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that
are gathered unto him.
Godís Accusation Against
56:9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all
ye beasts in the forest.
56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they
are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down,
loving to slumber.
56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have
enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they
all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his
56:12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will
fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as
this day, and much more abundant.