1 Jehovah says: »Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.
2 »Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
3 »No foreigner bound to Jehovah should say: Jehovah will surely exclude separate me from his people. No eunuch should complain: I am only a dry tree.«
4 For Jehovah says: »To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me. They hold fast to my covenant.
5 »I will give to those within my Temple and its walls a memorial and a name that is better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.
6 »Foreigners have become allied with Jehovah, to serve Jehovah, to love the name of Jehovah, and to worship him. They keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and hold fast to my covenant.
7 »I will bring them to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar. My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.«
8 The Sovereign Lord Jehovah declares: »He who gathers the exiles of Israel, I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.«
9 Come, all you beasts of the field, come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!
10 Israels watchmen are blind. They all lack knowledge they are all mute dogs. They cannot bark. They just lie around and dream, they love to sleep.
11 They are dogs with mighty appetites. They never have enough! They are shepherds who lack understanding. They all turn to their own way and each one seeks dishonest unjust gain.
12 »Come, each one cries, let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better.«