Salvation for Foreigners
Thus says the LORD:
"Keep justice, and do righteousness,
a For My salvation is about to come,
And My righteousness to be revealed.
Blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who lays hold on it;
b Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil."
Do not let c the son of the foreigner
Who has joined himself to the LORD
"The LORD has utterly separated me from His people";
Nor let the d eunuch say,
"Here I am, a dry tree."
For thus says the LORD:
"To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,
Even to them I will give in e My house
And within My walls a place f and a name
Better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
That shall not be cut off.
"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 -
Even them I will g bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My h house of prayer.
i Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be j accepted on My altar;
For k My house shall be called a house of prayer l for all nations."
The Lord GOD, m who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says,
n "Yet I will gather to him
Others besides those who are gathered to him."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, For Israel My glory.
And saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 31:13 - 17
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For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob.
Ephesians 2:12 - 19
That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
He who is emasculated by crushing or mutilation shall not enter the assembly of the LORD.
Now EbedMe'lech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs, who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon. When the king was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin.
So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship.
1 Timothy 3:15
But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Therefore your gates shall be open continually; They shall not be shut day or night, That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, And their kings in procession.
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.
Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'
Then He taught, saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations' ? But you have made it a 'den of thieves.'
Saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
1 Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, And I will glorify the house of My glory.
And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.
For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," Says the LORD of hosts.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.
And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD will thresh, From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt; And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.
Isaiah 60:3 - 11
The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 66:18 - 21
For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory.
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.