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Passage Lookup: Isaiah 56

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Isaiah 56:1
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This is what the Lord says: "Maintain justice(a) and do what is right,(b) for my salvation(c) is close at hand and my righteousness(d) will soon be revealed.
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Isaiah 56:2
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Blessed(e) is the one who does this— the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath(f) without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing any evil."
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Isaiah 56:3
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Let no foreigner(g) who is bound to the Lord say, "The Lord will surely exclude me from his people."(h) And let no eunuch(i) complain, "I am only a dry tree."
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Isaiah 56:4
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For this is what the Lord says: "To the eunuchs(j) who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant(k)
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Isaiah 56:5
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to them I will give within my temple and its walls(l) a memorial(m) and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name(n) that will endure forever.(o)
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Isaiah 56:6
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And foreigners(p) who bind themselves to the Lord to minister(q) to him, to love the name(r) of the Lord , and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath(s) without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—
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Isaiah 56:7
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these I will bring to my holy mountain(t) and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices(u) will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.(v)"(w)
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Isaiah 56:8
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The Sovereign Lord declares— he who gathers the exiles of Israel: "I will gather(x) still others to them besides those already gathered."
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Isaiah 56:9
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Come, all you beasts of the field,(y) come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!
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Isaiah 56:10
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Israel's watchmen(z) are blind, they all lack knowledge;(aa) they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.(ab)
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Isaiah 56:11
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They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds(ac) who lack understanding;(ad) they all turn to their own way,(ae) they seek their own gain.(af)
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Isaiah 56:12
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"Come," each one cries, "let me get wine!(ag) Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."(ah)
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