The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Book of the Prophet Isaiah
The Rewards of Keeping God's Covenant
Thus saith the L ORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
¶ Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the L ORD, speak, saying, The L ORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
For thus saith the L ORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
¶ Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the L ORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the L ORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
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 upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. Mt. 21.13 · Mk. 11.17 · Lk. 19.46
The Lord G OD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, besides those that are gathered unto him.
¶ All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.