Amplified Bible

Isaiah 56

Rewards for Obedience to God

1This is what the Lord says,
“Maintain justice and do righteousness,
For My salvation is soon to come,
And My righteousness and justice is soon to be revealed.

“Blessed (happy, fortunate) is the man who does this,
And the son of man who takes hold of it,
Who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Do not let the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say,
“The Lord will most certainly separate me from His people.”
And do not let the eunuch say, “Look, I am a dry tree.”

This is what the Lord says,

“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold firmly to My covenant,

To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial,
And a name better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.


“Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord,
To be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it
And holds fast to My covenant [by conscientious obedience];

All these I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will [a]be accepted on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”

The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares:
“I will gather yet others to them (Israel), to those [already] gathered.”


All you beasts of the field,
All you beasts (hostile nations) in the forest,
Come to eat.
10 
Israel’s watchmen are blind,
They are all without knowledge.
They are all mute dogs, they cannot bark;
Panting, lying down, they love to slumber.
11 
And the dogs are greedy; they [b]never have enough.
They are shepherds who have no understanding;
They have all turned to their own way,
Each one to his unlawful gain, without exception.
12 
“Come,” [they say,] “let us get wine, and let us fill ourselves with strong drink;
And tomorrow will be like today, very great indeed.”

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 56:7 Or win favor.
  2. Isaiah 56:11 Lit do not know satisfaction.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 56

外族人蒙拯救

1耶和華說:

「你們當堅持正義,
秉行公義,
因為我的救恩快要來臨,
我的公義快要彰顯。
謹守而不褻瀆安息日、
不做惡事的人有福了!」

皈依耶和華的外族人啊,
不要以為耶和華會把你和祂的子民分開,
太監也不要覺得自己只是一棵枯樹。
因為耶和華說:
「如果太監遵守我的安息日、
做我喜悅的事、
持守我的約,
我必在我的殿中、
牆內賜給他們紀念碑和名號,
使他們勝過有兒女的人。
我必賜給他們永遠不會被除去的名號。
至於那些皈依耶和華、
事奉祂、愛祂的名、
做祂的僕人、
謹守而不褻瀆安息日、
持守祂的約的外族人,
我必領他們到我的聖山,
到向我禱告的殿內,
使他們歡欣。
他們獻上的燔祭和其他祭物必蒙悅納,
因為我的殿必被稱為萬民禱告的殿。」
招聚以色列流亡者的主耶和華說:
「除了這些被招聚回來的人以外,
我還要招聚其他人。」

以色列昏庸的首領

田野和林中的走獸啊,
來吞吃吧!
10 以色列的守望者瞎眼無知,
是不會叫的啞巴狗,
只喜歡躺下睡覺做夢。
11 這些人就像貪吃的狗,
不知飽足,
又像什麼都不懂的牧人,
人人各行其是,
追求自己的利益。
12 他們說:「來吧,我去拿酒,
讓我們喝個痛快!
明天會跟今天一樣,
甚至更豐盛。」