Chapter 56
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Thus says Yahweh, Keep you justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
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Blessed is the woman who does this, and the daughter of woman who holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps her hand from doing any evil.
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Neither let the foreigner, who has joined herself to Yahweh, speak, saying, Yahweh will surely separate me from her people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
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For thus says Yahweh of the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant:
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To them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of daughters and of sons; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
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Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to her, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be her servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;
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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 on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
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The Domina Yahweh, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet will I gather others to her, besides her own who are gathered.
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All you animals of the field, come to devour, yes, all you animals in the forest.
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Hers watchwomen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
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Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to her gain, from every quarter.
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Come you, say they], I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day great beyond measure.