Isaiah 56:3
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New International Version
Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people." And let no eunuch complain, "I am only a dry tree."

New Living Translation
"Don't let foreigners who commit themselves to the LORD say, 'The LORD will never let me be part of his people.' And don't let the eunuchs say, 'I'm a dried-up tree with no children and no future.'

English Standard Version
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”

New American Standard Bible
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

King James Bible
Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD should say," The LORD will exclude me from His people"; and the eunuch should not say," Look, I am a dried-up tree."

International Standard Version
"Let no foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say: 'The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.' Furthermore, let no eunuch say, 'Look! I am just a dry tree.'"

NET Bible
No foreigner who becomes a follower of the LORD should say, 'The LORD will certainly exclude me from his people.' The eunuch should not say, 'Look, I am like a dried-up tree.'"

New Heart English Bible
Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, "The LORD will surely separate me from his people"; neither let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foreigners who have joined the LORD should not say, "The LORD will separate us from his people." Castrated men should not say, "We're only dead trees!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither let the alien, That hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying: 'The LORD will surely separate me from His people'; Neither let the eunuch say: 'Behold, I am a dry tree.'

New American Standard 1977
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say,
            “The LORD will surely separate me from His people.”
            Neither let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither let the son of the stranger that has joined himself to the LORD speak, saying, The LORD shall utterly separate me from his people: nor let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither let the son of the foreigner, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

American King James Version
Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

American Standard Version
Neither let the foreigner, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak, saying, Jehovah will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let not the son of the stranger, that adhereth to the Lord, speak, saying: The Lord will divide and separate me from his people. And let not the eunuch say: Behold I am a dry tree.

Darby Bible Translation
And let not the son of the alien, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak saying, Jehovah hath entirely separated me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree;

English Revised Version
Neither let the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD will surely separate me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

World English Bible
Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to Yahweh, speak, saying, "Yahweh will surely separate me from his people;" neither let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

Young's Literal Translation
Nor speak let a son of the stranger, Who is joined unto Jehovah, saying: 'Jehovah doth certainly separate me from His people.' Nor say let the eunuch, 'Lo, I am a tree dried up,'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
56:3-8 Unbelief often suggests things to discourage believers, against which God has expressly guarded. Spiritual blessings are unspeakably better than having sons and daughters; for children are a care, and may prove a grief and shame, but the blessings we partake of in God's house, are comforts which cannot be made bitter. Those who love the Lord truly, will serve him faithfully, and then his commandments are not grievous. Three things are promised. Assistance: I will not only bid them welcome, but incline them to come. Acceptance, and comfort: though they came mourning to the house of prayer, they shall go away rejoicing. They shall find ease by casting their cares and burdens upon God. Many a sorrowful spirit has been made joyful in the house of prayer. The Gentiles shall be one body with the Jews, that, as Christ says, Joh 10:16, there may be one fold and one Shepherd. Thanks be to God that none are separated from him except by wilful sin and unbelief; and if we come to him, we shall be accepted through the sacrifice of our great High Priest.
Study Bible
Salvation for All Nations
2"How blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil." 3Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, 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,…
Cross References
Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Leviticus 21:20
or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.

Deuteronomy 23:1
"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 6:32
"Also concerning the foreigner who is not from Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your great name's sake and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray toward this house,

Isaiah 14:1
When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 56:6
"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, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath And holds fast My covenant;

Jeremiah 38:7
But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. Now the king was sitting in the Gate of Benjamin;
Treasury of Scripture

Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

the son

Numbers 18:4,7 And they shall be joined to you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle …

Deuteronomy 23:1-3 He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Matthew 8:10,11 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, …

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch …

Acts 10:1,2,34 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion …

Acts 13:47,48 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a …

Acts 17:4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and …

Acts 18:7 And he departed there, and entered into a certain man's house, named …

Romans 2:10,11 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the …

Romans 16:9-12,16 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved…

Ephesians 2:12,22 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout …

joined

Jeremiah 50:5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come…

Zephaniah 2:11 The LORD will be terrible to them: for he will famish all the gods …

1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

the Lord hath

Matthew 15:26,27 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, …

Luke 7:6-8 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, …

neither

Isaiah 56:5 Even to them will I give in my house and within my walls a place …

Isaiah 39:7 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shall beget, …

Jeremiah 38:7-13 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in …

Jeremiah 39:16,17 Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus said the LORD …

Daniel 1:3 And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he …

Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's …

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch …

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