Bible: Isaiah 56:6-12
56:6 As for foreigners who become followers of 1 the
who love the name of the
all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it,
and who are faithful to 2 my covenant –
56:7 I will bring them to my holy mountain;
I will make them happy in the temple where people pray to me. 3
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar,
for my temple will be known as a temple where all nations may pray.” 4
56:8 The sovereign
the one who gathers the dispersed of Israel:
“I will still gather them up.” 5
The Lord Denounces Israel’s Paganism
56:9 All you wild animals in the fields, come and devour,
all you wild animals in the forest!
56:10 All their watchmen 6 are blind,
they are unaware. 7
All of them are like mute dogs,
unable to bark.
They pant, 8 lie down,
and love to snooze.
56:11 The dogs have big appetites;
they are never full. 9
They are shepherds who have no understanding;
they all go their own way,
each one looking for monetary gain. 10
56:12 Each one says, 11
‘Come on, I’ll get some wine!
Let’s guzzle some beer!
Tomorrow will be just like today!
We’ll have everything we want!’ 12