56 This is what Jehovah says:
“Uphold justice,+ and do what is righteous,
For my salvation will soon come
And my righteousness will be revealed.+
2 Happy is the man who does this
And the son of man who holds fast to it,
Who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it+
And who holds his hand back from any kind of evil.
‘Jehovah will surely separate me from his people.’
And the eunuch should not say, ‘Look! I am a dried-up tree.’”
4 For this is what Jehovah says to the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths and who choose what I delight in and who hold fast to my covenant:
5 “I will give to them in my house and within my walls a monument and a name,
Something better than sons and daughters.
An everlasting name I will give them,
One that will not perish.
6 As for the foreigners who join themselves to Jehovah to minister to him,
To love the name of Jehovah+
And to be his servants,
All those who keep the Sabbath and do not profane it
And who hold fast to my covenant,
And make them rejoice inside my house of prayer.
Their whole burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar.
For my house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”+
“I will gather to him others besides those already gathered.”+
All of them are speechless dogs, unable to bark.+
They are panting and lying down; they love to slumber.
They are shepherds who have no understanding.+
They have all gone their own way;
Every last one of them seeks his own dishonest gain and says:
And tomorrow will be like today, only far better!”