Salvation for Foreigners

Isaiah 56

1 Thus says the LORD:
"Keep justice, and do righteousness,
a For My salvation is about to come,
And My righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who lays hold on it;
b Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3 Do not let c the son of the foreigner
Who has joined himself to the LORD
Speak, saying,
"The LORD has utterly separated me from His people";
Nor let the d eunuch say,
"Here I am, a dry tree."
4 For thus says the LORD:
"To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,
5 Even to them I will give in e My house
And within My walls a place f and a name
Better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give 1 them an everlasting name
That shall not be cut off.

6 "Also the sons of the foreigner
Who join themselves to the LORD, to serve Him,
And to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants -
Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And holds fast My covenant -
7 Even them I will g bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My h house of prayer.
i Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be j accepted on My altar;
For k My house shall be called a house of prayer l for all nations."
8 The Lord GOD, m who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says,
n "Yet I will gather to him
Others besides those who are gathered to him."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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