Salvation for the Gentiles

1Thus says the Lord:
  “Keep justice, and do righteousness,
   For My salvation is about to come,
   And My righteousness to be revealed.
   2Blessed is the man who does this,
   And the son of man who lays hold on it;
   Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
   And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
  3Do not let 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 eunuch say,
   “Here I am, a dry tree.”
   4For thus says the Lord:
   “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
   And choose what pleases Me,
   And hold fast My covenant,
   5Even to them I will give in My house
   And within My walls a place and a name
   Better than that of sons and daughters;
   I will give 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—
   7Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
   And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
   Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
   Will beaccepted on My altar;
   For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
   8The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says,
   “Yet I will gather to him
   Others besides those who are gathered to him.”

Israel’s Irresponsible Leaders

  9All you beasts of the field, come to devour,
   All you beasts in the forest.
   10His watchmen areblind,
   They are all ignorant;
   They are all dumb dogs,
   They cannot bark;
   Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
   11Yes, they aregreedy dogs
   Whichnever have enough.
   And they are shepherds
   Who cannot understand;
   They all look to their own way,
   Every one for his own gain,
   From his own territory.
   12“Come,” one says, “I will bring wine,
   And we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink;
   Tomorrow will be as today,
   And much more abundant.”